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Photos de ملتقى البحرين - بعد الاعتداء على منزل الشهيدة زينب | Facebook

Photos de ملتقى البحرين - بعد الاعتداء على منزل الشهيدة زينب | Facebook | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Khalifas kill the innocent Bahrainis via suffocation with Teargas! Zainab Hasan Ahmed al-Jumaa is another Martyr!
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Repression Sparking a Bahrain Brain Drain? -- News from Antiwar.com

Repression Sparking a Bahrain Brain Drain? -- News from Antiwar.com | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The Khalifas — backed by Saudi tanks and a Pakistani mercenary army — aim to bully the country’s writers and thinkers into silence and complacence through intimidation, fines, imprisonment, and even murder. But many aren’t sticking around; they’d rather leave than be silenced or forced to pledge allegiance to a corrupt regime.
[The brain-drain in WWII Germany destroyed the evil Nazi regime, the same as it will the evil Khalifa regime!]
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Physics student awaits espionage trial in Iran - physicsworld.com

Physics student awaits espionage trial in Iran - physicsworld.com | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Omid Kokabee will appear before judge tomorrow, say close sources...

"[Salavati] is known for passing harsh sentences to innocent people," says Eugene Chudnovsky of the Committee of Concerned Scientists, an international human rights organization. "It is impossible to predict, but I cannot even rule out the death penalty if the purpose is to scare Iranian students abroad. Iran has conducted a record number of executions this year."
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Greek PM says time for Europe to wake up: report: Greek debt

Greek PM says time for Europe to wake up: report:  Greek debt | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's Prime Minister George Papandreou ruled out bankruptcy for his debt-choked country and said it was time for Europe to wake up and take brave decisions, according to a newspaper...
Greece's total outstanding debt is around 370 billion euros ($523 billion). Most economists regard the debt burden, at around 160 percent of gross domestic product, to be unsustainable as it stifles growth, with the economy seen contracting by nearly 4 percent this year after a 4.5 percent slump last year.
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Car Thieves عصابة سرقة السيارات

كشف أكاذيب النظام الخليفي وإعلامه المأجور في ادعاء القبض على عصابة لسرقة السيارات، وتعرية الهوية الحقيقية لأفراد العصابة بينما يقبع أبرياء خلف القضبان تحت آل |...Saudi & Al-Khalifa 'Security' forces caught looting and pillaging ! REGIME CRIMINALS !
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Eid of HOPE

HOPE International Relief and Development Agency...
is holding a NEW toy and clothing drive to benefit the Libyan families who have been displaced from their homes.
We are committed to gathering articles of clothing and other necessities that will be distributed to the Libyan families on the Tunisian border in time for the Eid AlFitir Holidays.
The HOPE Toys and Clothing Drive is currently underway and we are hoping to send the container out NO LATER than July 25th.
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حق تقرير المصير3 حرائر الثورة تخرج

حق تقرير المصير3 حرائر الثورة تخرج | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
15-7 خروج حرائر الثورة في يوم حق تقرير المصير 3 وهي تتهتف الشعب يريد اسقاط النظام و القوات الخليفية المرتزقة تطلق القنابل الصوتية والغازات السامة على البيوت ...The riot police firing on women while they're protesting - Sitra July15
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AFP: Bahrain opposition may pull out of talks

AFP: Bahrain opposition may pull out of talks | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
n a speech, Al-Wefaq chief Sheikh Ali Salman reiterated its demand for "radical reform centring on a government elected by the people and a parliament with full legislative powers."
He said the movement was not calling for the fall of the regime in Shiite-majority Bahrain, which is ruled by the Sunni Muslim Al-Khalifa dynasty.
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Arrests force Bahrain's writers into exile - Features - Al Jazeera English

Arrests force Bahrain's writers into exile - Features - Al Jazeera English | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Journalists say they have been targets of government repression since pro-democracy protests began earlier this year.
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Mogadishu: the children caught between fighting and famine | World news | The Guardian

Mogadishu: the children caught between fighting and famine | World news | The Guardian | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Driven from their farms by drought, starving Somali families are forced to travel to the wartorn capital in search of food East Africa drought - in pictures...
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The Telegraph: Major African countries ignore Horn of Africa famine appeal - Telegraph

The Telegraph: Major African countries ignore Horn of Africa famine appeal - Telegraph | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
No African country has offered a donation to help drought victims in the Horn
of Africa outside of those affected, it has emerged.
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Thousands rally for political reform in Bahrain | World | Reuters

Thousands rally for political reform in Bahrain | World | Reuters | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Tens of thousands of Bahrainis shouting "one man, one vote" attended a rally for political reform held by a leading opposition party Friday, days before the group decide whether to pull out of national reform talks.

Bahrain's Sunni rulers have launched a national dialogue to discuss reforms and heal deep rifts in the Gulf island kingdom after ending a four-month crackdown on weeks of protests led by the Shi'ite majority early this year.

Waving Bahraini flags and raising their hands, some 30,000 people gathered to hear a speech by Sheikh Ali Salman, head of the largest Shi'ite opposition group Wefaq. He said the group would decide Sunday whether to withdraw and called for reforms to ensure the people had a greater say in government.
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النويدرات /مفاجأت / وجها لوجه / التحدي/الصمود

النويدرات :15 7 2011 شباب نويدرات وجها لوجهه مع مرتزقة النظام في مسيرة حق تقرير المصير...Nuwaidrat: Individual protester does a one to one stand-off against Security Force: BRAVE MAN! This is the living embodiment of the thirst for freedom!
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Emad Afrough: Don’t expect People to Participate --- Mohammad Reza Yazdanpanah : - roozonline.com

Emad Afrough: Don’t expect People to Participate --- Mohammad Reza Yazdanpanah : - roozonline.com | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Former Mahmoud Ahmadinejad supporter Emad Afrough has predicted that the elite will not participate in the upcoming Majlis elections thus negating the possibility of change in the next Majlis or massive public participation in the elections.

This Principlist activist (principlists are those who believe in the essence of the Islamic revolution of 1979, supporting ayatollah Khomeini, Khamenei and even Ahmadinejad, although more recently some of them, like Afrough, no longer support Ahmadinejad) told Khabar Online news site (close to Majlis speaker Ali Larijani) that because of the events prior, during and after the 2009 disputed presidential election, there “shall be no massive participation of elite and the public in the upcoming Majlis elections.”

He said he too would not be a candidate in the elections.
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Amnesty International: Iraq Should Cease Harassment of Iranian Exiles in Ashraf | Camp Ashraf

Amnesty International: Iraq Should Cease Harassment of Iranian Exiles in Ashraf | Camp Ashraf | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Stop Fundamentalism- World’s human rights body, Amnesty International, in a public statement released on 23 July, urged the government of Iraq to cease harassments of the residents in Camp Ashraf who are Iranian exiles and members of the Iran’s main opposition movement Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK/PMOI).

The rights body also called on Iraq to ensure resident’s “unhindered access to medical care and humanitarian needs.”
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Bahrain: Press Release - New hope for Irish-trained medics imprisoned in Bahrain as Irish delegation concludes visit | Front Line

Bahrain: Press Release - New hope for Irish-trained medics imprisoned in Bahrain as Irish delegation concludes visit | Front Line | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Bahrain: Press Release - New hope for Irish-trained medics imprisoned in Bahrain as Irish delegation concludes visit | Front Line...
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Human rights groups push Bahrain to investigate worker dismissals

More than 2,000 workers in Bahrain have been fired from state-linked firms and government jobs in apparent retribution for participating in pro-democracy protests earlier this year, Human Rights Watch said Friday.
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Stripping perceived opposition supporters of their jobs would mark an expansion of the crackdown by targeting people’s livelihoods as a warning to others not to return to the streets.

The New York-based rights group said more than 2,000 workers and union activists were dismissed from jobs at government ministries, schools, hospitals and firms that include the state-run Bahrain Petroleum Company.

“The dismissals may have violated Bahraini labor laws as well as international standards, in particular those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of political opinion,” the rights group said in a statement calling on Bahraini authorities to investigate and reinstate unlawfully dismissed workers.
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Human Rights Watch also said Bahrain’s Education Ministry has fired 111 employees since April and the government also disbanded the Teachers Association.

Last month, the Geneva-based International Labor Organization sharply criticized the dismissal of workers and urged Bahrain to reinstate them.

In May, a major U.S.-based labor group asked Washington to suspend a free trade pact with Bahrain in response to the purging of union leaders accused of supporting pro-reform protests.

Bahrain’s Shiites account for about 70 percent of the kingdom’s population, but they claim systematic discrimination, including being blocked from top military and political posts. Their revolt in February – inspired by other Arab uprisings around the region – has been by far the biggest domestic challenge to any Gulf ruler in decades.

At least 32 people have died and hundreds of protesters, opposition activists and Shiite professionals like doctors and lawyers have been detained during five months of demonstrations and crackdowns. Dozens of them have been tried in a special security tribunal, including eight prominent opposition figures who were convicted of anti-state crimes last month and sentenced to life imprisonment.
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The so-called national dialogue began July 2. Earlier this week, the delegates of the main opposition party, Al-Wefaq, threatened to pull out of talks because they said the government is not willing to discuss political reform.

Read more: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2011/Jul-16/Human-rights-groups-push-Bahrain-to-investigate-worker-dismissals.ashx#ixzz1SDwINPLH
(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com.lb)
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Delegation to Bahrain described as terrorists - The Irish Times - Sat, Jul 16, 2011

Delegation to Bahrain described as terrorists - The Irish Times - Sat, Jul 16, 2011 | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
AN IRISH delegation that travelled to Bahrain to highlight the plight of detained doctors there was referred to as “terrorists” by the head of the Bahrain Medical Society.
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The Irish Times reported yesterday that Bahrain’s health minister, Dr Fatima Al Beloushi, pledged to ask the king to release the 14 medics still in custody.

The Irish group of health workers and politicians led by orthopaedic surgeon Prof Damian McCormack arrived home yesterday morning and described the breaking up by pro-government medics of a press briefing they attended in Bahrain.

Dr Nabeel Al Ansari, chairman of the Bahrain Medical Society, called the Irish delegation “terrorists”, and on his Twitter feed yesterday said the “Irish group came to Bahrain supporting traitors”.

Three of the detained doctors, Ali Al Ekr, Basim Dhaif and Ghassan Dhaif, trained at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). Prof McCormack knows two of the medics and says their detention is referred to locally as “kidnap”.

The delegation, which included Independent MEP Marian Harkin, former minister for foreign affairs David Andrews, Senator Averil Power and Prof Eoin O’Brien, was critical of the RCSI for not doing enough to help the detained doctors.
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Irish delegation secures Bahrain pledge - RTÉ News

Irish delegation secures Bahrain pledge - RTÉ News | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Bahrain's Health Minister is to ask King Hamad to release on bail 14 medics who were imprisoned following protests in March.
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الطريقة الجديدة لقتل الشعب البحريني 15 يوليو ،، سترة

الفيديو من قمع إعتصام سترة اليوم حيثُ يوضح هذا الفيديو الطريقة الجديدة في قتل الشعب البحريني ويُبيّن تعمّد وضع مسيلات الدموع اليدوية داخل المنازل . وتأتي هذه...Un-provoked killing of Bahrainis in their homes by teargas suffocation, all murders committed by the Security Forces of Bahrain! ....Crimes against Humanity!
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Considerations: @averilpower from #irishdelegation & @nabeelalansari from Bahrain

Considerations: @averilpower from #irishdelegation & @nabeelalansari from Bahrain | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
See tweets from the Irish delegation to free the Bahraini Doctors!
Here's the REAL scoop!
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أعتصام حق تقرير المصير 3 | Facebook

Album of the "Self determintation" protests in Sitra July15,2011
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The forgotten people of Africa's famine cry out for aid - Telegraph

The forgotten people of Africa's famine cry out for aid - Telegraph | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
It is a long walk from Fini village to Dadaab, the Kenyan refugee camp now the
focus of attempts to save millions of people from starving to death in the
Horn of Africa.
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إشعال الشموع امام منزل الدكتور علي العكري تظامنا معه

14-7-2011...Dr. Ali Akri Tzamana
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The Other Side of Radicalization in Bahrain

The Other Side of Radicalization in Bahrain | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
In a July 6 interview with Egyptian journalists carried in the Al-Ahram daily, a leading Bahraini revealed that his country's February uprising was "by all measures a conspiracy involving Iran with the support of the United States," the latter aiming "to draw a new map" of the region. "More important than talking about the differences between the U.S. and Iran," he insisted, are "their shared interests in various matters that take aim at the Arab welfare."

Who is this Bahraini conspiracy theorist? A radical Arab nationalist, perhaps? Or a leader of the popular Sunni counter-revolution that mobilized successfully against the Shia-led revolt? Not exactly. In fact, he is none other than Marshall Khalifa bin Ahmad Al Khalifa: Minister of Defense, Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defense Force
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