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Kansas City Mayor Urged to Revoke Medal from Bahraini King | Human Rights First

Kansas City Mayor Urged to Revoke Medal from Bahraini King | Human Rights First | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First is urging Mayor James of Kansas City, Missouri, to request the return of the Kansas Medal of Freedom from Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa in light of his regime’s continuing violent crackdown on pro-democracy activists. The King received the award in the early 1970’s, according to the Bahraini Embassy’s website.

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1978 Red Cross Fundamental Rules of International Humanitarian Law Applicable in Armed Conflicts

1978 Red Cross Fundamental Rules of International Humanitarian Law Applicable in Armed Conflicts | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

7. Parties to a conflict shall at all times distinguish between the civilian population and combatants in order to spare civilian population and property. Neither the civilian population as such nor civilian persons shall be the object of attack. Attacks shall be directed solely against military objectives.

 

Tear gasing innocents while they sleep in their homes?!!  Sounds like another Khalifa violation....

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International Humanitarian Law - UN Convention on genocide 1948

Article 2

In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:

(a) Killing members of the group;

 

Sounds like Al-Khalifas to me.......

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10/08/2011 Kuwait honors Criminal Against Humanity - Khalifa

10/08/2011 Kuwait honors Criminal Against Humanity - Khalifa | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
KUWAIT, Aug 10 (KUNA) -- Bahraini Prime Minister Khalifa Bin Salman Al-Khalifa arrived here Wednesday in a one-day official visit to the country.

Why does Kuwait allow such an abhorrent abomination to step onto its soil?!   Don't they know he's a Criminal against Humanity?!

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Emir makes himself king of 'democratic' Bahrain

Emir makes himself king of 'democratic' Bahrain | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Bahrain has been ruled by the al-Khalifa family, which adheres to the Sunni branch of Islam, since 1783. The present Emir came to power in 1999 on the death of his father, a despotic ruler who ruled over one of the most repressive regimes in the region. In the Nineties he made a brutal crackdown on a campaign against discrimination by Shia Muslims, the underclass majority in Bahrain.

In the 18 months of Sheikh Hamad's rule he has freed political prisoners, dismantled the hated state security police, invited exiled dissidents – many in Britain since the Seventies – to return to form opposition parties, and appointed women to a consultative shura

 

20 yrears of promises unkept proves the Al-Khalifa monarchy to be nothing more than LIES!

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جرائم قوات الاحتلال في البحرين

Crimes of the occupation forces & Al-Khalifas  in Bahrain  - Very graphic!

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Shouting in the dark - Bahrain - Al Jazeera English

Shouting in the dark - Bahrain - Al Jazeera English | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The story of the Bahraini revolution that was abandoned by the Arabs, forsaken by the West and forgotten by the world.

 

A country is not its rulers, a country is its PEOPLE!

 

A must watch!  Excellent!

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Bahrain: From a new awakening to a divided nation

Bahrain: From a new awakening to a divided nation | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The simple explanation for the human disaster that is consuming Bahraini society is that the government over-reacted. The Khalifas felt their rule was under threat as long-established despots across the Arab world were overthrown. They treated moderate reformers as if they were professional revolutionaries. Without any evidence, the authorities demonised Iran as the hidden hand behind the demand by the Shia for an end to discrimination. "The Sunni community here was told that it faced an existential threat and equal citizenship for Shia meant an end to the Sunni," one Shia political activist says. They believed it.
Bahrain has always been divided between the Sunni ruling élite, centred on the Khalifa royal family, and the Shia, but since March this has turned into something closer to an anti-Shia pogrom. Evidence of official sectarianism is widespread. After watching the beginning of a riot in Nuwaidrat we drove to a quieter part of the village where 10 Shia mosques had been destroyed three months earlier. A local man, who is writing a history of Shia mosques and holy sites in the neighbourhood and does not want his name published, points to a heap of rubble saying "this used to be the Momin mosque where 200 to 300 people worshipped. There has been a mosque here for 400 years".
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Bahrain: the crisis of the Al-Khalifa monarchy | openDemocracy

Bahrain: the crisis of the Al-Khalifa monarchy | openDemocracy | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
In reality, the Al-Khalifa now have no legitimacy in the eyes of the majority of the Bahraini population. Most of Bahrain's people are still Shi’a, despite the government’s determined attempts over the past decade to manipulate the sectarian imbalance by trying to naturalise large numbers of invited Sunni immigrants. The understandable Shi’a resentment at such policies and the discrimination they represent have since February 2011 been expressed in protests, most of which have been put down with bloody force.
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Bahrain: Washington and London Endorse Dialogue With Tyrants, War Criminals and Torturers

Bahrain: Washington and London Endorse Dialogue With Tyrants, War Criminals and Torturers | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Efforts by the US and British-backed Bahraini regime to repair its international image over human rights violations are in tatters with the revelation that senior members of the oil kingdom’s royal family have been personally involved in torturing hundreds of civilian detainees, including doctors and nurses.
One of the torturers-in-chief is Captain Nasser Al Khalifa, son of the king. He graduated this year “with honours” from the US Marine Corps University at Qantico, Washington.
This criminal rule by inner-circle members of the House of Al Khalifa also exposes Washington and London’s efforts to positively talk up reforms and dialogue by their Persian Gulf ally as a cynical sham. In Libya and Syria, war and sanctions are declared against alleged human rights abusers. But in Bahrain, Washington and London say pro-democracy protesters must embrace the rulers’ so-called initiative for national dialogue.
Revelations of royal family brutality in Bahrain also make a mockery of King Hamad’s announcement last month of an “independent” human rights probe into violations that took place during the Western-backed Saudi-led military invasion of the oil-rich kingdom earlier this year.
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Torture -part 3: “Bahrain’s Security Forces: A History of Sexual Sadism” | arabunity2011

Torture -part 3: “Bahrain’s Security Forces: A History of Sexual Sadism” | arabunity2011 | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
EVIL, SACRELIGIOUS, CRIMINALS AGAINST HUMANITY = AL KHALIFAS
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Poet's prison torture claim to be investigated by Bahrain officials

Poet's prison torture claim to be investigated by Bahrain officials | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Ms Gormezi had described how for nine days she was punched and beaten with a baton and electric cable so severely that she lost consciousness. She was threatened with rape or sexual molestation, kept in a freezing cell and forced to clean a lavatory with her bare hands. She says she was told by prison guards that one of those beating her was a woman member of the royal al-Khalifa family.
[HMMMMM! An investigation by Khalifas of Khalifas.....
I wonder what they'll find?!.....Any REAL investigation is by a neutral third party with REAL authority to prosecute the scoundrels commiting such acts!.....Not in todays Bahrain.....]
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Bahrain Government fabricated footage - فضح كذب حكومه البحرين

This video shows how Bahraini gov't supporters fabricate footage serving their own agenda that the Bahraini protest is fake... | This is as fake as their 'National Dialogue'! ......2-faced, lying Khalifa regime!
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International Humanitarian Law - Statute of the Int.. Criminal Court

PART 2. JURISDICTION, ADMISSIBILITY AND APPLICABLE LAW

Article 5

Crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court

1.The jurisdiction of the Court shall be limited to the most serious crimes of concern to the international community as a whole. The Court has jurisdiction in accordance with this Statute with respect to the following crimes:
(a) The crime of genocide;
(b) Crimes against humanity;

 

It is time for the International Community to apply International Law to the Al-Khalifa regime!

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1978 Red Cross Fundamental Rules of International Humanitarian Law Applicable in Armed Conflicts

1978 Red Cross Fundamental Rules of International Humanitarian Law Applicable in Armed Conflicts | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

3. The wounded and sick shall be collected and cared for by the party to the conflict which has them in its power. Protection also covers medical personnel, establishments, transports and materiel. The emblem of the red cross (red crescent, red lion and sun) is the sign of such protection and must be respected.

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5. Everyone shall be entitled to benefit from fundamental judicial guarantees. No one shall be held responsible for an act he has not committed. No one shall be subjected to physical or mental torture, corporal punishment or cruel or degrading treatment.

 

Fundamental Human Rights violations of the Al-Khalifa regime....Crimes against humanity!

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Bahrain Protest for Democratic Reforms

Bahrain Protest for Democratic Reforms | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

When I met with Matar’s colleagues from Al Wefaq in March, they explained they had no interest in toppling the regime. Rather, said Al Wefaq member Khaleel Marzooq, “We want the implementation of the 2001 National Charter, which is supposed to restore the constitution and was accepted by 98.4 percent of the voting public.”

The mainstream opposition seeks to implement the constitutional monarchy that the majority of the country voted for a decade ago.

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The Stream - Bahrain: The social media battle continues - Suhail Algosaibi & Zainab Al-Khawaja

The battle over Bahrain's future is raging online between government loyalists and opposition supporters. The Stream hosted a debate between Zainab Al-Khawaja and Suhail Algosaibi....

 

Suhail sounded like a regime troll, Zainab sounded like a humanrights activist/democracy reformer!  I flowed all arguments to Zainab's rebuttals and give her the victory!    Very brave, to call for the arrest of the Khalifas for crimes against humanity on camera from within Bahrain!  WOW!

Excellent...a must watch!

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المرتزق يقدف أمرأة بالغاز السام عمداً8/7/11 سااار

Evil Security Forces attack the innocents with poison gas!  Sacrilege and a crime against humanity!

More evils of the Al-Khalifa regime!

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Bahrain: Shouting in the dark - YouTube!

Bahrain: An island kingdom in the Arabian Gulf where the Shia Muslim majority are ruled by a family from the Sunni minority. Where people fighting for democracy...

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The Associated Press: Mubarak trial evokes mixed feelings in Arab world

The Associated Press: Mubarak trial evokes mixed feelings in Arab world | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Some hoped the trial, which began Wednesday in Cairo, would be the first of several bringing longtime autocrats to justice. Others weren't quite sure what to make of the spectacle, torn between a desire for justice and the discomfort of seeing a once-all-powerful Arab leader treated like a common criminal.
For many others from North Africa to the Persian Gulf, the trial carried a deeper meaning. It was, in the words of pastry shop owner Saif Mahmoud in Baghdad, a rewriting of the rules between the region's people and their leaders. That's because unlike Iraq's Saddam Hussein, who was captured by American forces, Mubarak was brought to court by his own people.
In the West Bank city of Ramallah, 29-year-old Palestinian Salah Abu Samera saw emerging democracy.
"It's unusual in the Arab world," he said. "This is the first time we see a leader in a real court. This is good for democracy, good for the future. We've always heard of leaders on trial in Israel, in Turkey, in the U.S., or Europe. But this is the first time in the Arab world."

GET READY AL-KHALIFAS!, YOUR ON NEXT.............
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NASSER BIN HAMAD AL KHALIFA: Mug-Shot of a torturer!

NASSER BIN HAMAD AL KHALIFA: Mug-Shot of a torturer! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Detainees testify that this monster is one of the torturers!
'Royal Family' of sacrilegious torturers!

The Tribunal for Crimes Against Humanity can sort out the psychoses of these animals, and deliver appropriate Justice!
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Savage Arrest of a Peaceful Citizen in Sitra Bahrain 25/7/2011

Savage Security Forces from GCC & Saudi Arabia repress all dissent, and repress all patriotism for Bahrain. The Khalifas have sold-out Bahraini sovereignty to the Saudi's!

Khalifa: Was it worth the betrayal of all of your fellow Bahrainis?
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Tourturing Prisoners in Bahrain #2 - تعذيب المساجين في البحرين

Martyr Ali Saqer, He died in costudy along with 4 prisoners because they were under tourture by Bahrain regime criminals.Tourturing marks are so obvious on h...
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حمد بن عيسي... يا قاتلنا بتفاهة خنجرك السعودي!!! | الدستور

حمد بن عيسي... يا قاتلنا بتفاهة خنجرك السعودي!!! | الدستور | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Tyranny of Hamad bin Isa........
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m.guardian.co.uk : Cameron meets w/ Bahraini Crown Prince

m.guardian.co.uk : Cameron meets w/ Bahraini Crown Prince | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Pity the poor people of Bahrain. They have been shot, beaten, tear-gassed – and patronised. On 7 March, at the height of the pro-democracy protests in the tiny Gulf island kingdom, a crowd gathered outside the US embassy in Manama, the capital, carrying signs that read "Stop supporting dictators" and "Give me liberty or give me death". A US embassy official emerged from the building with a box of doughnuts for the protesters, prompting a cleric in the crowd to remark: "These sweets are a good gesture, but we hope it is translated into practical actions."

AMERICA & EU FOREIGN POLICY MUST CHANGE AND STOP SUPPORTING FASCIST, BRUTAL DICTATORSHIPS!.......EVIL KHALIFA REGIME!
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