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News and everything else on the Peaceful Movement in Bahrain and the oppression of the people of Bahrain.

Please post here everything concerning the oppression of Bahraini people and their Peaceful Movement for human rights.


Activist says Bahrain sentences 50 for suspected links to militant group

“MANAMA, Bahrain — A Bahrain court sentenced 50 people Sunday to prison terms of between five and 15 years”

“Thousands of people have been arrested in Bahrain’s crackdowns.”

Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/activist-bahrain-sentences-50-for-suspected-links-to-militant-group/2013/09/29/b8afa0f2-28f6-11e3-b141-298f46539716_story.html

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Hezbollah should be blacklisted – Bahrain

Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa demanded on Monday that Hezbollah be blacklisted as a terrorist group. He defended the move at the UN General Assembly, accusing Hezbollah of “spreading chaos.” Bahrain had blacklisted Hezbollah “due to its meddling in the country's internal affairs.” The Gulf Cooperation Council monarchies decided June 10 to impose sanctions on Hezbollah.



What a joke!



Bahrain Regime Jails 50 Opposition Protesters up to 15 Years




Another joke. Apparently, the tyrants wont last for the next 15 years.

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Date: 2013/09/28

Sheikh Isa Qassim Calls for Nation’s Active Participation in Peaceful Demonstrations


(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) -  Bahrain’s Shia Leader Sheikh Isa Qassim urged Bahrainis to actively take part in peaceful demonstrations demanding their rights.

In his Friday prayer sermons on September 27, Ayatollah Qassim stressed that the Bahraini nation will never want foreign intervention as it would threaten the country’s national security, Sawt Manama website reported.

The Shia cleric underlined that the popular movement in Bahrain continues despite oppressions, tortures, and crackdowns by the government and its agents.

Ayatollah Qassim also noted that while the opposition insists on peaceful protests and even those scholars who have been sentenced to time in jail urge for peaceful demonstrations, the regime continues to use violence against Bahrain’s popular movement.




Date: September 27, 2013

Bahrain opposition stages major rally

MANAMA, Bahrain — Tens of thousands marched in Bahrain on Friday in the largest anti-government protest in months in the violence-gripped Gulf nation.

the marches were mostly peaceful.


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Stupid excuses for imprisoning Bahraini demonstrators:


Date: Oct 1, 2013

Bahrain says opposition activists spied for Iran

(Reuters) - Some of the 50 people jailed in Bahrain on Sunday for security offences were also convicted of spying for Iran and had planned "vandalism and rioting" with the backing of the Islamic Republic, the Bahraini government said.

Bahrain has accused Shi'ite Iran, seen as a regional troublemaker by several Gulf states, of fuelling the unrest, an accusation Tehran has denied.

In a statement, the government said the 50 were charged with founding and operating "a terrorist group with the goal of undermining the rules of the constitution and laws as well as preventing the institutions and public authorities from doing their work".

"It has been proved that they have spied for the Islamic Republic of Iran, and have been in touch with senior leadership and members of the Revolutionary Guards and supplied them with information related to the internal situation in the kingdom," the statement said.

Sixteen of the defendants were sentenced to 15 years, four to 10 years and 30 to 5 years in prison, the statement said.


You always need ridiculous excuses to continue your injustice, in this case it is the evil Iran. The lies of the Bahraini government go on.

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Bahrain, a Brutal Ally By ZAINAB al-KHAWAJA

Published: December 25, 2012

Isa Town, Bahrain

EARLIER this month, Aqeel Abdul Mohsen, 19, was shot in the face for protesting against Bahrain’s government. He was covered in blood, with the lower side of his face blown open, his jaw shattered, and a broken hand hanging awkwardly from his wrist. It’s one of those images that you wish you had never seen, and can never forget.

After more than 10 hours of surgery, and before Mr. Abdul Mohsen regained consciousness, his hospital room was already under guard by the police. Had he been able to speak, he might even have been interrogated before going into surgery. Others have lain bleeding without medical attention while government security agents asked questions like: “Were you participating in a protest? Who else was with you?”

Bahrain, a small island nation off the coast of Saudi Arabia, has been ruled by the Khalifa family for more than 200 years. It is also home to the headquarters of the United States Navy’s Fifth Fleet, which patrols regional shipping lanes, assists with missions in Iraq and Afghanistan and monitors Iran as tensions in the region mount.

The oppressed people of Bahrain joined the Arab Spring soon after the fall of President Hosni Mubarak in Egypt. With newfound hope, Bahrainis took to the streets on Feb. 14, 2011. Rich and poor, Shiite and Sunni, liberal and religious, they felt what it was like to speak freely for the first time in the capital, Manama, at a traffic circle with a pearl monument at its center. The Pearl Roundabout came to symbolize the Bahraini revolution.

But this newfound freedom didn’t last long. The government’s security forces attacked the peaceful protesters, then tore down the Pearl monument. And in March 2011, troops from neighboring Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates intervened to suppress our pro-democracy protests.

Going out on the streets, carrying nothing but a flag and calling for democracy could cost you your life here. Chanting “down with the dictator” could lead to your being subjected to electric shocks. Giving a speech about human rights and democracy can lead to life imprisonment. Infants have died after suffocating from toxic gases used by riot police. And teenage protesters have been shot and killed.

It’s not unusual in Bahrain to find families with four or five members in prison at the same time. My father, Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, was beaten unconscious in my apartment in front of my family, as a report last year by the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry documented. He was then taken away with my husband and brother-in-law; they were all tortured.

My husband was released in January, and my brother-in-law was released after a six-month sentence in late 2011; my father was sentenced to life in prison. He staged four hunger strikes; the longest lasted 110 days and almost cost him his life. (He was force-fed at a military hospital.)

But despite all these sacrifices, the struggle for freedom and democracy in Bahrain seems hopeless because Bahrain’s rulers have powerful allies, including Saudi Arabia and the United States.

For Bahrainis, there doesn’t seem to be much of a difference between the Saudis and the Americans. Both are supporting the Khalifa regime to preserve their own interests, even if the cost is the lives and rights of the people of Bahrain.

The United States speaks about supporting human rights and democracy, but while the Saudis send troops to aid the Khalifa government, America is sending arms. The United States is doing itself a huge disservice by displaying such an obvious double standard toward human rights violations in the Middle East. Washington condemns the violence of the Syrian government but turns a blind eye to blatant human rights abuses committed by its ally Bahrain.

This double standard is costing America its credibility across the region; and the message being understood is that if you are an ally of America, then you can get away with abusing human rights.

If the United States is serious about protecting human rights in the Arab world, it should halt all arms sales to Bahrain, bring Bahrain’s abuses to the attention of the United Nations Security Council, support a special session on Bahrain at the United Nations Human Rights Council, and begin a conversation about potential diplomatic and economic sanctions. The Obama administration should also demand that high-level Bahraini officials be held accountable for human rights abuses, and that nongovernmental organizations, United Nations human rights investigators and journalists be allowed to enter the country and investigate abuses.

At present, the Bahraini government believes it has international immunity. It commits widespread human rights violations, and business continues as usual: the government continues to buy arms and negotiate lucrative deals, without having to face any real consequences. This is why the most prominent Bahraini human-rights defenders are languishing in prison. Until the United States starts to put real pressure on its ally, Bahrain’s government has no incentive to change.

No matter the price, Bahrainis will keep demanding the very values — human rights and democracy — that the United States claims to stand for. It is an outrage that America continues to back a regime that tramples them.

Zainab al-Khawaja, an activist, was arrested and jailed earlier this month and charged with inciting hatred against the Bahraini government.

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Bahrain sentences 4 men for life over planting explosive devices
  English.news.cn   2013-10-03 21:33:36  

MANAMA, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Four Bahraini men, who planted an explosive device that injured an Asian worker, were sentenced to life by the High Criminal Court on Thursday.

The men were convicted for attempted murder and detonating explosive device that injured a Bangladeshi man on March 17 in Dair village.

The Bahrainis will now serve 25 years in prison for the offense.

Muharraq's Acting Chief Prosecutor Abdullah Al-Dossary told the Bahrain News Agency that the four men conspired to deliberately target policemen and residents, prepared homemade explosives and planted them at the entrance of Dair village.

Last week, 50 individuals including a woman were jailed for a maximum of 15 years on different charges including forming a terror cell.







Published time: September 28, 2013 09:21

Tens of thousands march against Bahrain government- Video



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i want to know who is in the majority in bahrain??


It really doesn't matter. I could tell you that those protesting are at least 70-80 percent of the Bahraini population(which is a fact). But more important is that the Bahraini ruler oppresses the people of his country because they have a different religion than his ruling clan and that those people want to live in freedom and dignity.

In Arab countries it is almost impossible as a foreigner to become one of their citizens but Bahrain's ruling clan gifts Bahraini passports to foreigners to outnumber the protestors/natural citizens in elections. It is against international law to give citizenship out of political reasons in order to outnumber a certain group.


4 Sep, 2006

Political Naturalization in Bahrain: Various Violations of Citizens and Foreign Workers Rights

Members of the Representative Council revealed that the authorities might have granted extraordinary citizenships to almost 10 thousand residents, both Asians and Arabs. This number is added to approximately 30 thousand who might have been extraordinarily granted citizenship during the last 10 years[1]. It is also believed that there are political motives behind the extraordinary naturalization campaigns and especially that they are not carried out openly and are based on racial and sectarian basis, and their timing might be related to the elections which will take place in Bahrain in a few months time.



Furthermore the Saudi Army illegally entered and occupied Bahrain to brutally knock down on peaceful Bahrainis who demanded their rights to be equal citizens in Bahrain:


Date: 03/14/11

Saudi Arabia Sends Troops, Bahrain Shi'ites Call It 'War'


(Reuters) - Saudi Arabia sent troops into Bahrain on Monday to help put down weeks of protests by the Shi'ite Muslim majority, a move opponents of the Sunni ruling family on the island called a declaration of war.


About 1,000 Saudi soldiers entered Bahrain to protect government facilities, a Saudi official source said, a day after mainly Shi'ite protesters overran police and blocked roads.



and even destroyed mosques in Bahrain:


According to Al Amalam TV, Saudi occupaing army are demolishing many mosques in Manama, Bahrain.





Date: September 30, 2013

Amnesty says jailing of Bahrain Shiites appalling


Dubai (AFP) - Rights watchdog Amnesty International on Monday slammed as appalling a Bahrain court decision to jail 50 Shiite activists, and demanded a probe into allegations that some were tortured.

"It’s appalling what passes for ‘justice’ today in Bahrain," said Amnesty International Middle East and North Africa director, Philip Luther.

"The authorities simply slap the label ‘terrorist’ on defendants, and then subject them to all manner of violations to end up with a ‘confession’," he said.

"The allegations that confessions were extracted under torture must be investigated promptly, thoroughly and independently, with those responsible brought to justice," said Luther.

At least 89 people have been killed since the protests erupted in February 2011, according to the International Federation for Human Rights.



And the most stupid is that people who don’t even live in Bahrain are sentenced to prison, that’s the paranoia of the ruling clan of Bahrain:

Among the defendants tried in absentia is prominent Iraqi cleric Hadi al-Mudaressi, and Saeed al-Shahabi, a key London-based opposition figure who faces an earlier life sentence for his role in the 2011 uprising.



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There are some contreversies that Hizbullah and Iran aren't helping their shia brothers in Bahrain because it keeps the "eyes" of the US and their allies less concentated on what they are doing and more on the Bahrain issues. Is this right or at least even a legitamte statement?

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Bahrainis hold fresh anti-regime protest






There are some contreversies that Hizbullah and Iran aren't helping their shia brothers in Bahrain because it keeps the "eyes" of the US and their allies less concentated on what they are doing and more on the Bahrain issues. Is this right or at least even a legitamte statement?

How can Hezbollah and Iran help? Providing weapons will not help, as the Americans will supply much superior weapons to the govt.


What else can they do?

Maybe they can start an outright invasion and liberation. But the US fifth fleet will retaliate.


They have done a very good job in publicizing and exposing double standards of the west, changing ideologies of people around the world.

As Haj Hasan Rajabali said- The main war today is not with weapons, but of ideologies.


As far as the success of the revolution is concerned, you should know that the resistance throws up surprises, time and again. You need to be patient.

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Date: October 12, 2013

October 12, 2013

Bahrain prison care questioned after inmate death

MANAMA, Bahrain — The lawyer of a Bahraini prisoner who died after being transferred to a hospital is claiming authorities waited too long to provide medical treatment and ignored his deteriorating health, claims officials have denied.

Lawyer Zainab Abdulaziz said officials did not properly care for Yousef Ali al-Nashmi, arrested in August as part of crackdowns following a wave of protests. She said al-Nashmi was in a coma when he was finally hospitalized Sept. 23. He died Friday.

Sunni-ruled Bahrain, home to the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet, has been gripped by nonstop unrest since early 2011.





Date: October 12, 2013

Bahrain police break up Shiite rally


Dubai (AFP) - Anti-riot police in Bahrain used buckshot, sound grenades and tear gas on Saturday to disperse hundreds of Shiite protesters trying to march on an iconic square in Manama, witnesses said.

The witnesses said several protesters were injured when the security forces intervened, although they were unable to give a specific number.

Demonstrators chanted slogans against the authorities in the Sunni-ruled kingdom, which has a Shiite majority.

In August, King Hamad decreed stiffer penalties for "terror acts".


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Bahrain suspected of stockpiling tear gas

LONDON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A human rights group monitoring Bahrain said Thursday it has reason to suspect the kingdom's government is stocking up on tear gas despite growing criticism.

Bahrain Watch, an independent human rights group, published what it says is a document showing the Interior Ministry plans to import 1.6 million tear gas canisters and 90,000 tear gas grenades.

The organization said it was concerned by the shipment after the U.N. Human Rights Council said security forces in Bahrain used tear gas indiscriminately in its efforts to quiet anti-government protesters.

And a ridiculous claim by the paranoid Bahraini ruler:

Bahrain has defended claims it wasn't living up to its human rights obligations by saying it's been the target of a smear campaign in the international media.




Sayed Ali Fadlallah: "Bahrain events are not religious issues"

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Top Lebanese cleric highlighted the necessity of dialogue between Bahraini sides and noted saying that what is happening in Bahrain is not a religious or sectarian issue.

Stressing the need to follow civilized and peaceful methods to achieve legal rights for Bahrain nationals, Seyyed Ali Fadhl Allah said,” People in Bahrain demand freedom, honor and a descent life for all walks of life.”


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Rights Group Warns Against Bahrain’s Use of Tear Gas Against Protesters

CAIRO — A human rights group said Tuesday that Bahrain, which has been criticized for cracking down on opposition protesters, might “misuse” more than a million canisters of tear gas that the government is reportedly trying to buy.

Tear gas misuse “has been implicated in more than a dozen deaths and serious injuries,” the group said.

During almost three years of unrest, Bahrain’s Sunni monarchy has given little quarter to its opposition, led by members of the island nation’s Shiite majority, which is pressing for broader rights and political inclusion. Bahrain’s most active dissidents have been imprisoned or exiled. Street protests that spring up almost daily are quickly dispersed by the riot police, often using tear gas, birdshot and sound grenades.

A report last year by Physicians for Human Rights, which has been sharply critical of the Bahraini government, said the “extensive and persistent use” of tear gas in Bahrain was “unprecedented in the 100-year history of tear gas use against civilians.”




#StopTheShipment: Bahrain's Leaked Teargas Tender Triggers Global Campaign

The tender document shows that Bahrain's Ministry of the Interior requested a shipment for the provision of 1.6m teargas projectiles, 90,000 teargas grenades and 145,000 stun grenades,

As John Lubbock remarked on a Vice article, that would leave the tiny island state with more of the weapons than its 1.3 million citizens.

In a press release, it named German-South African company Rheinmetall Denel Munitions and two South Korean firms - DaeKwang Chemical Company and Kore C.N.O. Tech.

Along with other human rights groups, Bahrain Watch has launched a campaign entitled "Stop the shipment" which aims at putting pressure on Bahrain's teargas suppliers via email, Twitter (#StopTheShipment) and Facebook.



One killed in Bahrain explosion- Interior Ministry

DUBAI (Reuters) - An explosion shook a village in Bahrain late on Tuesday and one person was killed, police and witnesses said.


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Bahrain’s opposition bloc al-Wefaq says it is going to continue its boycott of a national dialogue over the Al Khalifa regime’s unending crackdown on dissents 




Bahraini police have summoned the head of the main Shi'ite Muslim opposition group al-Wefaq for questioning, a source at the interior ministry has said. 




Saudi-backed Bahraini forces have raided the headquarters of the country’s main opposition party, al-Wefaq, in the capital, Manama





Imp : I am having issues with my system, especially the keyboard, whenever I copy and paste links for Bahrain.

Anyone else having such issues.

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Bahrain: Halt detention, abuse and torture of children

Date: 16 December 2013


Children are being routinely detained, ill-treated and tortured in Bahrain, said Amnesty International in a new briefing published today.

Scores of children arrested on suspicion of participating in anti-government protests – including some as young as 13 – were blindfolded, beaten and tortured in detention over the past two years the organization said. Others were threatened with rape in order to extract forced confessions.



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Bahrain: Man Dies After Police Shooting

MANAMA, Bahrain January 26, 2014 (AP)


A young Bahraini man has died after being shot by police earlier this month, authorities and members of the political opposition in the Gulf nation said Sunday, even as they disagreed on the circumstances.

The al-Wefaq Shiite bloc said Fadhil Abbas Muslim, 19, was hit with live ammunition on Jan. 8 in the village of Markh, near the capital, Manama.

The man's father, Abbas Muslim, said in an interview that he was called early Sunday to collect the body. He described his son as innocent and insisted that he was uninvolved in political activities.



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