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Bahrain puts Ayat Al-Gormezi under house arrest

"I hope Bahrain can move away from the crisis to a transition into a better future, without discrimination or sectarianism," Qurmozi told Reuters by telephone.

Bahrain crushed the protests and enforced a fierce crackdown in which hundreds, mostly Shi'ites, were arrested and some 2,000 people sacked from their jobs.
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Qurmozi stepped out of her car Wednesday to hundreds of well-wishers celebrating her release from prison, where she said she was beaten and forced to stick her hands in toilets during interrogations.
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Qurmozi said she was made to sign a paper saying she would remain at home, not join protests and not speak to the media.
"I'm not afraid to speak out though. I have something to say and I won't be afraid because of a paper I signed," she said.
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Estonian hostages free in Lebanon

Estonian hostages free in Lebanon | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Seven Estonians have been freed in Lebanon, after being kidnapped nearly four months ago.

They were released in the town of Arsal in the eastern Bekaa valley, the Estonian foreign ministry said.

"We have taken the freed compatriots to the French embassy in Beirut. Their health condition is good," said the ministry in a statement.

The group were tourists who were seized by gunmen in Bekaa after entering the country from Syria on a bicycle tour.
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Bahrain frees young dissident poet: Ayat Al-Gormezi is free!

Bahrain frees young dissident poet:  Ayat Al-Gormezi is free! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
world news - Authorities in Bahrain have freed 200 political prisoners, including a young woman poet jailed for severely criticising the crown prince during pro-democracy protests.
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Bahrain's opposition to submit evidence to commission, undecided on talks - People's Daily Online

Bahrain's opposition to submit evidence to commission, undecided on talks - People's Daily Online | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Bahrain'slargestoppositiongroupsaidonWednesdaytheyhavedocumentedthousandsofcasesofciti...
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BAHRAIN OPPOSITION LEADER CALLS FOR SUNNI-SHIITE HARMONY | İslâmi Davet – Islamic Invitation

BAHRAIN OPPOSITION LEADER CALLS FOR SUNNI-SHIITE HARMONY | İslâmi Davet – Islamic Invitation | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
A Bahraini Shiite opposition leader called for Sunni-Shiite harmony on Friday as thousands of protesters marched in Manama, a day after residents of a town south of the capital reported sectarian clashes.
“I will consider any attack against anyone in this country as an attack against me,” Sheikh Ali Salman, the head of the Islamic National Accord Association (INAA), the main Shiite political formation, told thousands of demonstrators marching on the King Faisal Corniche in Manama.
Shiites should guarantee the safety of every Sunni family, and Sunnis should do the same for the Shiites, Salman said.
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Quran Coaching's curator insight, July 22, 2014 11:49 AM
Zakat ul Fitr /Sadaqa tul Fitr/ Fitrana/ Amount of Zakat ul Fitar ? صدقہ فطر/فطرانہ /کب اور کس کو دینا ؟ فطرانہ کی مقدار؟ Click here To Read Full Article. http://goo.gl/6zhUrD
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Saudi Regime Dishonoring Islam in Bahrain | İslâmi Davet – Islamic Invitation

Saudi Regime Dishonoring Islam in Bahrain | İslâmi Davet – Islamic Invitation | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Not only has the Saudi regime disgraced itself by invading Bahrain, but it also has insulted Islamic values by raiding and destroying religious centers in the small Persian Gulf state, an international rights activist says.
“By destroying a mosque — which the Qur’an has dubbed as the home of Allah — the Saudis (have) not just dishonored themselves, they have dishonored Islam,” Chairman of the Committee against Torture in Bahrain Rodney Shakespeare told Press TV on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, new footage from Bahrain showed a mosque destroyed in the northern town of Kawarah in attacks by Saudi forces.
The video also displayed burned pages of the holy Qur’an buried under masses of debris.
“The Saudi government has deliberately ordered the burning, [while it] claims to be the guardian of Islam’s holy places of Mecca and Medina,” Shakespeare pointed out.
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Quran Coaching's curator insight, July 22, 2014 11:49 AM
Zakat ul Fitr /Sadaqa tul Fitr/ Fitrana/ Amount of Zakat ul Fitar ? صدقہ فطر/فطرانہ /کب اور کس کو دینا ؟ فطرانہ کی مقدار؟ Click here To Read Full Article. http://goo.gl/6zhUrD
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AlWilayah: Occupied Bahrain: Mohamed Al-Buflasa began a hunger strike in protest at his continued detention without charge

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United We Stand Free With Dignity, Divided We get Enslaved By The Zionist New World Order.
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Nabeel Rajab: News & Videos about Nabeel Rajab - CNN.com

Nabeel Rajab: News & Videos about Nabeel Rajab - CNN.com | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Bahrain lifted state of emergency laws Wednesday that had allowed for a crackdown on political leaders and journalists, but at the same time continued its crackdown on the country's major Shiite political opposition movement and stifled the latest...
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Bahrain: Slandering campaign against Mr. Nabeel Rajab and Ms. Maryam Al Khawaja / June 30, 2011 / Urgent Interventions / Human rights defenders / OMCT

Bahrain: Slandering campaign against Mr. Nabeel Rajab and Ms. Maryam Al Khawaja / June 30, 2011 / Urgent Interventions / Human rights defenders / OMCT | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about the slandering campaign launched against Mr. Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR), and Ms. Maryam Al Khawaja, Head of the Office of Foreign Relations at the BCHR and daughter of the prominent human rights activist Mr. Abdulhadi Al Khawaja.

According to the information received, an anonymous defamatory campaign against Mr. Nabeel Rajab and Ms. Maryam Al Khawaja was launched in early May 2011, with the active and passive support of the Bahraini authorities.
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Interview of Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, Deputy Secretary General of FIDH. - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement

Interview of Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, Deputy Secretary General of FIDH. - FIDH - Worldwide Human Rights Movement | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Could you tell us briefly what the situation is like on the ground ? What is the extent of the current mobilisation?
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Action Alert: Bahrain – Mohamed Al-Buflasa began a hunger strike in protest at his continued detention without charge

Action Alert: Bahrain – Mohamed Al-Buflasa began a hunger strike in protest at his continued detention without charge | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Write to pressure the Bahraini government to release Al-Buflasa immediately.
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Khaki Mustafa- "This is Hip-Hop" (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Khaki Mustafa reps his hometown, Portland Oregon. (The City of Roses) He calls himself "The Rose's Thorn." Now this is true Hip-Hop!! Sound Mix by S.E.P. Sou...
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Bahrain frees woman jailed for critical poems

Bahrain frees woman jailed for critical poems | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
A Bahraini woman, jailed for reciting poems critical of Gulf kingdom's rulers during a wave of protests earlier this year, was released from prison on Wednesday, her brother said.
Ayat: "We are the people who will kill humiliation and assassinate misery. Don't you hear their cries? Don't you hear their screams?" 7/13/11
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Amnesty International: Bahraini officer detained beyond sentence | Bahrain Center for Human Rights

Amnesty International: Bahraini officer detained beyond sentence | Bahrain Center for Human Rights | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Mohamed Albuflasa
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Blast hits Karzai brother memorial service

Blast hits Karzai brother memorial service | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
A suicide bomber has killed four people at a memorial service in Kandahar for the assassinated half-brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

Officials say the bomber apparently hid explosives in his turban and detonated them near the entrance of the mosque.

President Karzai was not present at the memorial. Four of his other brothers were but escaped unharmed.

Ahmad Wali Karzai, a controversial but key figure in Nato's battle against the Taliban, was killed by his bodyguard.
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Sitra Massacre مجزرة سترة

In 15 March 2011, the Bahrain Revolution raised to its highest level .. The Bahrain government asked for help from GCC (KSA - UAE - Qatar - Kuwait) to suppre...VERY GRAPHIC!
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The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People:Islamic Awakening will be victorious | İslâmi Davet – Islamic Invitation

The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People:Islamic Awakening will be victorious | İslâmi Davet – Islamic Invitation | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the new movement that has begun in the Middle East and North Africa “will definitely be victorious.”
“I announce that… that a new movement has begun in the region, this is the movement of Muslim nations, with the slogan of moving towards Islamic objectives, and [therefore] it will definitely be victorious,” The Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Seyyed Ali Khamenei said in his speech on the occasion of Nowruz in the holy city of Masshad.
“Events which have recently taken place in the region, in Tunis, Libya, Egypt, and Bahrain are very important events… a fundamental development is taking place in the Islamic-Arab region which indicates the awakening of Muslim nations,” the Leader said.
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PressTV - 'Islamophobia on rise in West'

PressTV - 'Islamophobia on rise in West' | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The acquittal of Right-wing Dutch politician Geert Wilders of charges of inciting hatred against Muslims by an Amsterdam court indicates that Islamophobia is on the rise in the West, an analyst says.


Wilders had been charged with five counts of hate speech and discrimination for his anti-Islamic statements on websites, internet forums, and Dutch newspapers.

Wilders made headlines worldwide in March 2008 after making the controversial anti-Islam movie, Fitna. The movie sought to desecrate the holy Qur'an and promote angry protests across the world.
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PEACE: Bahraini Sunni "Mohamed Al-Buflasa" Began Hunger Strike in Protest at His Continued Detention Without Charge

PEACE: Bahraini Sunni "Mohamed Al-Buflasa" Began Hunger Strike in Protest at His Continued Detention Without Charge | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
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http://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com :Nabeel Rajab: Bahrain situation beyond explanation + Protesters sentenced to death « Dandelion Salad

http://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com  :Nabeel Rajab: Bahrain situation beyond explanation + Protesters sentenced to death « Dandelion Salad | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
An emergency appeals court in Bahrain has upheld the death sentences of two men accused of running over two police officers during anti-government protests.
Interview with Nabeel Rajab, president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights
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Nabeel Rajab President of Bahrain Center for Human Rights was beaten, blindfolded and detained | Bahrain Center for Human Rights

Nabeel Rajab President of Bahrain Center for Human Rights was beaten, blindfolded and detained | Bahrain Center for Human Rights | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Bahraini security forces briefly detained the outspoken head of the country's main human rights group on Sunday, days after a crackdown that drove mainly Shi'ite protesters off the streets.

"At around 1:30 a.m., around 25 thugs wearing civilian clothes came inside the house and were running from room to room, while around 20 more in security forces' uniforms waited outside," Nabeel Rajab told Reuters by telephone.

Rajab had spoken to media about the crackdown and the Bahrain Center for Human Rights put out statements this week accusing Bahraini forces and their Saudi and Emirati allies of "massacres."

Rajab said he was blindfolded and handcuffed and put into the back of a car.

"They beat me and threatened to rape me and they kicked me when I refused to say I love the prime minister," he said.
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Nabeel Rajab, Bahraini Human Rights Activist, Accused Of Faking Beating Photos

Nabeel Rajab, Bahraini Human Rights Activist, Accused Of Faking Beating Photos | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
DUBAI, April 11 (Reuters) - Bahrain accused a prominent activist on Monday of fabricating images of a corpse on the Internet and summoned him for questioning in an ongoing crackdown following pro-democracy protests the state put down by force.
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The Freedom Poet: of the Middle East Ayat Al-Gormezi freed 7/13/11

The Freedom Poet:  of the Middle East    Ayat Al-Gormezi freed 7/13/11 | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
To explain why the actions of a US diplomatic in a country most people have never heard of will help get Ayat released, a bit of background:

When Stephanie Williams took over in January 2011 as acting United States ambassador to Bahrain (she is officially known as the Chargé d'Affaires), there was discontent in the country and calls for reform. The Shia majority had long complained of poor treatment in employment, housing, and government representation, while the ruling Sunnis, lead by King Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa, had the lion's share of all that the island nation had to offer, which takes the form of a large supply of oil and pearls.

On February 14, disaffected Shia took to the streets, gathering at the Pearl Roundabout in Bahrain's capital of Manama. There they camped for a month, holding peaceful rallies and demanding the democratic reforms that citizens in other countries in the Middle East and North Africa called for this past Spring.

In Egypt and Tunisia, protest brought hope of reform. In Bahrain it brought a brutal and bloody crackdown in which almost 40 were killed, over 1,000 wounded and close to the same number arrested.

Among those arrested was 20 year-old Ayat al-Gormezi, a student teacher. Masked police arrested Ayat at her home on March 30 for reciting a poem she wrote that was critical of the Bahraini prime minister and the monarchy. On June 12 she was sentenced to one year in prison.
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In shadow of 5th Fleet, Bahraini reformer needs help

In shadow of 5th Fleet, Bahraini reformer needs help | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Matar Ebrahim Ali Matar drove with his wife to the appointed place. When they arrived, armed, masked men pulled Matar into their car and sped off, according to Matar’s colleague, who is in touch with his wife. Matar has not been heard from since, but a government spokesperson confirmed to one of us he “has been called in for investigation.”

It has now emerged that another Wefaq member and former parliamentarian, Jawad Fairuz, was arrested the same night. “This is the type of regime we are dealing with. Crackdown and punishment and revenge are the only tools they are using,” said Matar’s colleague. …

Since pro-democracy demonstrations began in Bahrain in February, more than 30 protesters have been killed, according to press reports. The U.S. State Department has condemned the arrest of opposition leaders to little effect. Bahrain’s justice minister announced last week that some 50 doctors and nurses arrested for treating injured protesters will be charged with acting against the state and tried in a military court..
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