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HUMAN RIGHTS: No Justice for Tortured Bahraini Journalist

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Though King Hamad of Bahrain's ruling Sunni Al-Khalifa family has urged for reform in the Shia-majority island kingdom, freedom of association and online activism are severely restricted, while charges of torture and unfair trials continue to surface.

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Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 3:14 am
Thank you Cal. We need to know these things.

Teresa W (782)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 3:56 am
Where is the petition?

Alfiya Topchiy (80)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 4:46 am
noted and dhared

Alfiya Topchiy (80)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 4:47 am

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 5:29 am
Less said about these Muslim nations the better they are all the same

Tim C (2420)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 10:14 am

Cinzia Palamara (28)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 11:02 am
Thanks for sharing. Important to know

Mike M (43)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 11:13 am
Sad facts about stupid people

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 11:18 am

Gloria picchetti (304)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 11:21 am

Caroline S (78)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 11:41 am
Thank you for this article. }:-{

Gloria H (88)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 12:33 pm
wow. for those who are gleefull and righteous about how prisoners in Guit. are treated- here is an innocent person. This is what torture is like. No thumbscrews, no iron maidens, no pulled out fingernails or branding with hot irons. Torture takes many forms.
It is used on the truly "guilty" and on the innocent. It gets false confessions, no confessions and..probably no truth.
Yet there are those who delight in sadism, who enact it, and those who approve of it.
We either sanction it, or we oppose it. Where is the petition?

Lona G (85)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 12:37 pm
The world is in for troubled times as the discord between Muslim fractions come to a head in more and more places and human rights are left for dead along the wayside.

Paul Carter Block (28)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 1:17 pm
Torture is more and more being used as a political tool to terrorise a population into quiescence. The perpetrators do not only seek information; once released, the stories of atrocities that their victims' tell are designed to keep the protesters in check. It's called "setting an example". I confess that I would hold my tongue if I feared the kind of treatment that Ms Saeed suffered. She and others like her have more courage than I can imagine.
But let's not assume for one moment that only despotic Arab rulers are capable of these outrages and it isn't just the Third World dictatorships that do this. Not many years have passed since Abu Ghraib filled our front pages, don't forget.
The truth is that, as the world becomes more desperate and volatile, our rulers - even the elected ones - will use casual torture against civilian populations in order to maintain their comfortable and well-paid power-bases.
They have no scruples and no mercy and they are coming soon to a police station near you.

Phil P (94)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 1:33 pm
Bahrain, Saudi, Iraq, Syria, etc., etc. - Thugs from the lowest cop all the way to their exalted rulers. They live in a modern, technological world but their hearts, mentality and actions are still in the 10th Century. So, perhaps a 100 year long sand storm might be appropriate to clean up and start all over.

Lois Jordan (63)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 1:56 pm
Adding my thanks for posting, Cal. It seems torture is becoming a commonplace occurrence nearly everywhere. Was it really so many decades ago that the U.S. denounced torture throughout the world? We all know when that changed and who's responsible. Of course the good ol' US of A at Abu Ghraib. Who was prosecuted? I only remember the name Lyndie England....and the photos. Of course the orders came from the top, but who among them still walks free?....all of them.
While the bullies and psychopaths are the ones that torture, their actions were condoned first by the Bush Admin. Although Obama "officially ended" torture, not prosecuting those involved was a terrible mistake. It has now become a difficult subject for the U.S. to weigh in on with any credibility....just another subject that we've lost world credibility on. The last gasps of a dying Empire.....

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 5:22 pm

LKoSl J (130)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 5:23 pm
Noted, thanks Cal.

Keith E (92)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 5:57 pm
This is absolutely diabolical, why do the authorities let them get away with it?

Jason S (50)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 6:07 pm
Good posting, thanks

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 6:41 pm

Stuart Thomas (497)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 9:40 pm
Noted. It is sad how too many people in power act AS IF they "know" they are right and the person they abuse is either "wrong" or "lying".and therefore the abuser acts justified for the abuse of the other person(s). The abuser is acting in that context arrogantly.

Thank you for the posting Cal.

Jim P (3257)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 9:44 pm
AVAAZ petition:
Still open 

Other petitions in AVVAZ to consider and sign:

Ty, Cal.

Don Schwarz (5)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 10:43 pm
Ditto, Gloria H. Thanks, Cal.

Frances Darcy (170)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 1:53 am
Noted ...a nd ta to Jim for the links to the avaaz petitions.

Kerrie G (118)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 2:45 am
Noted, thanks.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 5:32 am
Noted Thanks

Winn A (178)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 6:11 am
Thanks for sharing.

GGmaSheila D (194)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 11:46 pm
Read and noted. A very brave and strong woman. Thank you for the story.

Melania P (122)
Friday July 26, 2013, 6:03 pm
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