and he shall be henceforth called: He Who Must Not Be Named [HWMNBN or BOO! for short], as dictated by our completely partial judicial system, further entrenching the age-old custom and tradition of sweeping problems under a carpet and deem them summarily resolved!
PUBLISHING NEWS ON AL BANDER CASE NO LONGER ALLOWED
date: 04 10, 2006
MANAMA OCT. 4 (BNA) THE SENIOR CRIMINAL COURT ISSUED A DECISION TODAY PREVENTING THE PUBLISHING OF ANY NEWS, COMMENTS OR INFORMATION REGARDING THE CASE OF SALAH AL BANDER, WHO WAS ACCUSED OF SEIZING STATE OWNED DOCUMENTS AND STEALING TWO PRIVATE CHEQUES.
THE DECISION WAS BASED ON ARTICLES 40 AND 71 OF DECREE BY LAW 47 FOR 2002 (Arabic), GOVERNING THE PRESS, PRINTING AND PUBLICATIONS. THE DECISION CAME AFTER SOME NEWSPAPERS HAD WRITTEN ABOUT THE CASE IN A WAY THAT COULD HARM NATIONAL INTERESTS, SOW SEDITION AND SENSITIVITY AMONG MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY AND INFLUENCE THE COURT. THESE NEWSPAPERS WERE WRITING ABOUT INCIDENTS THAT WERE NEITHER SUPPORTED BY DOCUMENTS, NOR PRESENTED TO THE PUBLIC PROSECUTION NOR VERIFIED BY ANY MEANS.
OOOOOkay then Mr. Senior Criminal Court and illustrious BNA, let me tell you – and I’m a mere mortal mind you and have no degree in lawyering, that the document signed by the Kingdom of Bahrain and submitted to the United Nations dealing with that thing called Human Rights unequivocally states:
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
So you can kiss my whatsit. I’ve got PROOF that the country is heading very quickly to be the Darfour of the Gulf in a few years time, and hear me say this as loud as I can:
NO SHI’I AND NO SUNNI…
So bugger off and let us solve the problem while you continue to just want to hide (and create) problems rather than face and diligently work toward solving them…
Your Majesty, do you STILL think that Law 47 of 2002 is a good idea?
I AM A PROUD BAHRAINI!
RELASE MY SHACKLES AND LET ME LIVE WITH DIGNITY.
FIRE AHMED ATTIYATALLAH NOW AND CLOSE DOWN THOSE SECRET CELLS WHO WANT NOTHING BUT DESTROY MY COUNTRY.