Human Rights

CNN: Poverty in Bahrain

3 Jun, '07100 Comments

Lulu once again has an excellent opinion which is well worth reading: Hala Gorani, presenter of “Inside the Middle East,” apparently was in Bahrain, interviewing Shi’a poor villagers, Nabeel Rajab, and a couple of government Ministers. The program started with an assertion that Bahrain, despite being one of the world’s richest countries in terms of […]

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Loving thy country

Loving thy country

29 May, '0790 Comments

I’m not sure what the Ministry of the Interior wants to achieve by its continuous excessive use of force. If this is their idea of instilling love for the country, they failed; if it is their intention to protect public and private property, they failed, their habitual use of tear gas and rubber bullets and […]

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Al-Dana owner convicted of involuntary manslaughter

Al-Dana owner convicted of involuntary manslaughter

24 May, '0711 Comments

المحكمة فقالت في حيثيات حكمها: «ننوه إلى أن بشاعة وفظاعة ما أثاره المتهمان من جرم واستهانتهما واستخفافهما بأقدار ومصائر الناس، وما سببه من حزن وألم خيّم على مملكتنا الحبيبة، وبقاع عدة في الأرض، لا يدع لهذه المحكمة المجال لإعمال أي قسط من الرأفة، وهو ما تقضي معه المحكمة بالحد الأقصى لعقوبة الجريمة الأشد، وهي القتل […]

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Collecting the reigns

20 May, '0713 Comments

Wasn’t it only a few years ago that the then Minister of the Interior got, erm, sidegraded because he ordered his troops to “intervene” against a public demonstration attended by high religious figures, in which one of those respected figures got injured and taken to hospital? When the new minister took the reigns and due […]

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Temporary cessation of hostilities announced

19 May, '072 Comments

And this is how the political situation – or at least what they want to desperately term as political – goes. A continuous cat-and-mouse game with no regard nor any attempt is made to encode and inculcate just laws which serve as a benchmark that is applied to everyone regardless of shape, colour or size. […]

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