Tag: #feb14

The Return of the “Traitor Circles”

The Return of the “Traitor Circles”

10 Sep, '121 Comment

This is very troubling: Crackdown on cyber defamation Posted on » Monday, September 10, 2012 THE Interior Ministry is set to crack down on defamation against national and public figures on social media networks, the acting general director for combatting electronic and economic crimes revealed yesterday. He said anyone can report violations with details of […]

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Rogue Police or Systematic Terrorism?

Rogue Police or Systematic Terrorism?

3 Sep, '122 Comments

Another day, and another staggering example of Bahraini police inhumanity, irresponsibility and criminality which can only be borne of the certain escape from prosecution is shown to the world: Why? What possible reason encourages someone who’s been entrusted with the upkeep of the law and protection of citizens to do the diametric opposite and wilfully […]

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Injustice

Injustice

18 Aug, '121 Comment

Another young soul is extinguished. Courtesy of the Bahraini police. The crime? Demonstrating for social justice. Democracy. Freedoms. He purportedly threw Molotov cocktails at a police car. The police’s response was brutal and inhumane. According to eye-witnesses he was shot in the back and beaten to a pulp by uniformed and out of uniform individuals, […]

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#freesharif – Ebrahim Sharif’s court statement documents political leaders torture and ill treatment

#freesharif – Ebrahim Sharif’s court statement documents political leaders torture and ill treatment

6 Jun, '124 Comments

I can’t but stop and contemplate what real leaders go through to ensure that the rest of us stand a chance of a better life in our own countries. These courageous men and women sacrificed and continue to pay for our freedom; yet, they unjustly languish in jails which are closer to hell than being rehabilitation […]

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Bahrain, a year on

Bahrain, a year on

11 Feb, '1212 Comments

I don’t have much to add about the situation in Bahrain with the first anniversary of the Bahraini Spring just three days away other than to reiterate that there still is no honest attempt to find a solution and get us on the path of reconciliation. The general “wisdom” seems to be to crush the […]

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Albawasil need protection!

Albawasil need protection!

30 Jan, '126 Comments

And so they should. A security officer’s job is thankless, hard and requires intelligence, self-control, continuous training and much empathy with people of all walks of life. They also continuously have to make tough choices which must always fall within the rule of law; hence, their continuous appropriate training is critical. The title of “albawasil” […]

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Destroying a Revolution

Destroying a Revolution

25 Jan, '1238 Comments

One of the most important ways to “win” a revolution in this day and age is the effective use of media tools and keeping your struggle peaceful. That wins you supporters both locally and internationally who can exert pressure on the ruling regime to elicit positive change. The minute that this struggle morphs into violence, […]

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Just how long will “Silmiyya” last?

Just how long will “Silmiyya” last?

21 Jan, '1223 Comments

Not very long, I think. After close to 60 people giving their lives up for their country in under a year, with this number set to rise, by all indications, with thousands dismissed for their jobs for no good reason, for hundreds still in prison just for expressing their opinions and for untold police brutality […]

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Redressing the wronged employees

Redressing the wronged employees

21 Jan, '128 Comments

In this country, over a thousand have been dismissed from their positions for doing nothing other than expressing their opinions. Quite a number were fired for simply being Shi’a. My head just cannot get around this. Disregard, for the moment, the fact the as many households have been disadvantaged directly due to this despicable practice, […]

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Toward understanding Bahrain’s events

Toward understanding Bahrain’s events

27 Dec, '112 Comments

Dr Mansoor Al-Jamri is interviewed by Al-Hurra TV in which he reflects on the events in Bahrain over the past year, discusses the Bassiouni report and the political and social situation which contributed to these events. He also suggests ways in which this situation could be resolved. Well worth watching to give you a real […]

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