Decree lifting “State of National Safety” issued

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This just in from the official Bahrain News Agency:

Manama, May 8. (BNA) – His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa today issued Royal Decree 39 for the year 2011 on lifting the State of National Safety.

According to the Decree, the State of National Safety will be lifted on June 1, 2011.

His Royal Highness Prime Minister, the Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF), National Guard Chief and ministers are tasked to implement the decree.


I hope that means that the National Dialogue shall also imminently take place, the foreign troops shall be repatriated and the witch hunters are served notice that their job is over too and those who have been summarily and unfairly dismissed from their positions be rightly restored and the political detainees freed forthwith.

What the nation needs now more than anything else is an honest attempt at reconciliation exemplified in the addressing of the very reasons for the eruption of the uprising. To my mind, there is no gentleman better suited to lead us into the new atmosphere than His Royal Highness the Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad.

Ladies and gentlemen, the time for rolling back our sleeves is here. It behooves us now to pitch in for the better of this country and its people.

All of its people.

  • Jeremy Bicha
    9 May 2011

    It’s a small amount of good news but still quite disappointing. Why does the king need to wait 3 more weeks to lift the state of emergency? What if there’s another “foreign-inspired” demonstration?

    It just seems like the situation in Bahrain is still getting worse, but the regime has been somewhat successful at not drawing the world’s attention to it all.

  • Dan
    9 May 2011

    Who made “His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa” your life boss?

    Oh well, let’s hope things get better?

  • Dan
    9 May 2011

    Oh by the way:

    Did the “State of national Safety” make you feel safe? Do you feel safer now that it is over?

  • exclamation mark
    11 May 2011

    All that glitters is not Gold ???

  • ajax
    12 May 2011

    if you mean as negative press? they sure didn’t by that much

  • ajax
    12 May 2011


    doubt that Peninsula shield is going anywhere anytime soon

    but expect smoother triping around Bahrain.

    ‘State of National Safety’ was surely a wise decision by his majesty ,

    would be civil war otherwise , thank you god for spare our beloved country

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