Human Rights

Who’s next?

Who’s next?

5 Sep, '1016 Comments

Abdulemam joins tens, possibly hundreds, more apprehended Bahrainis all accused or charged with some malicious intent against the ruling regime. According to most operating human rights organisations in the country, they have had their rights violated and some even went as far as accusing the security services of applying systemic torture on some of those incarcerated.

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Congratulations? Really? Really?

Congratulations? Really? Really?

30 Aug, '106 Comments

Two men suspected of attempting to assassinate the editor of a Bahrain newspaper have been arrested early this morning. The duo, aged 27 and 21, have admitted attacking Al Watan managing editor Muhannad Abu Zeitoun, Public Security chief Major General Tariq bin Dayna said. They have been referred to the Public Prosecution, he said. Mr […]

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Castration is not enough for some…

Castration is not enough for some…

22 Jul, '107 Comments

The case of a father sexually molesting his daughter is no longer unique in our Bahraini society. All the local papers carry such news on a daily basis and the trend is increasing. Should we continue to turn our backs on the affected children, or should we demand a solution be put in place to protect them? Shouldn’t there be a national task force with enough power to intervene?

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Vehicle tracking, another Big Brotherly gesture?

Vehicle tracking, another Big Brotherly gesture?

12 Jun, '1013 Comments

The latest salvo in the depreciation of personal freedoms in Bahrain comes this time courtesy of the Ministry of Interior. No surprise there. It’s Traffic Department is introducing new number plates with tracking devices, unimaginatively justified to “fight crime” – and no one seems to care.

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Freedom flotilla

Freedom flotilla

31 May, '1087 Comments

I didn’t have any doubt at all that the Freedom Flotilla would be attacked by Israel. I am surprised that this has resulted in so many deaths; however, I probably was a bit naive to think that the Flotilla might just be prevented from entering into the Gaza harbour, but never thought that such a prevention would be meted out in such a barbaric fashion.

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