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Maryam Al-Khawaja on the Struggle for Human Rights in Bahrain

The reason why I am writing about Bahrain today is because I came across this MUST-SEE video released by the Organisation Freedom House.  In this video a leading Bahraini human right activist called Mariam Al-Khawaja talks about the emotion brought by the Bahraini uprising in 2011 and how suddenly all hope that civilians had turned into a nightmare. 464 more words

Bahrain court upholds military court rulings against activists

Bahrain has sentenced twenty activists to prison sentences ranging from five years to life.  Among those sentenced were Abdulhadi Al Khawaja, who underwent a 110-day hunger strike earlier this year in protest of his torture and mistreatment by security and prison staff. 450 more words


Bahrain is putting the cart before the horse with its latest attempts at so-called social reconciliation

The government of Bahrain announced last week that they would provide the equivalent of $500,000 US to non-governmental organizations that develop ” social reconciliation” programs.  The Orwellian twist is that this latest effort joins previous initiatives aimed at Bahrainis — … 382 more words


Bahrain’s Zainab al-Khawaja released on bail

Bahraini activist Zainab al-Khawaja has been released on bail one month after she was arrested for trying to organize an anti-regime protest.

“We paid the bail today and she has already spent the month in jail, so she was freed,” her lawyer Mohammed al-Jishi told Reuters on Tuesday. 96 more words

Bahraini Regime’s Crackdown

Bahraini forces attack anti-regime protesters in Saar

Bahraini regime forces have attacked anti-government protesters holding a demonstration in the northwestern village of Saar.

The protesters took to the streets in Saar, about 16 kilometers (10 miles) west of the capital, Manama, on Saturday. 205 more words

Bloody Bahrain

Bahrain Coordinating Committee Supports UN Human Rights Council Recommendations for the Kingdom of Bahrain

Bahrain Coordinating Committee Supports UN Human Rights Council Recommendations for the Kingdom of Bahrain

   June 3, 2012 – The DC-based Bahrain Coordinating Committee announces its support of the recommendations proposed to the Kingdom of Bahrain by the… 602 more words


Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja ends hunger strike; Bahrain Coordinating Committee calls for release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE         Download the PDF of this press release

Media Contact: Mary Fletcher Jones       Email: BahrainCC.org@gmail.com

Phone:  (571) 269-7559 (24 hrs/7 days)

Bahrain Activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja Ends Hunger Strike; 293 more words