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Drop Charges Against 11-Year-Old "Protester" in Bahrain ACTION


Society & Culture  (tags: humanrights, children, world, ethics, Bahrain, freedoms, law, culture )

Nancy
- 793 days ago - takeaction.amnestyusa.org
An 11-year-old faces charges of "illegal gathering" and "disturbing security". His verdict is scheduled to be issued next week on July 5, so we must act now. Urge Bahrain to drop the charges!



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Jason Green (228)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 10:34 am
Thank you for speaking out.
 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 10:48 am
Petition signed.

All charges should be dropped immediately. 11 years old and in prison???

Ty, Nancy.
.
 

Sue Matheson (70)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 11:00 am
singed and noted
 

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 11:02 am
Done. Thanks.
 

Jason S. (57)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 11:12 am
thanks
 

Valerie H. (134)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 11:58 am
Thank you Nancy - signed
 

Kit B. (276)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 12:30 pm

I'm a member of Amnesty International, and YES I signed. More abuse of power.
 

Danny M. (81)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 12:53 pm
Signed. Thank you Nancy!
 

Joe R. (189)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 1:26 pm
Signed and noted.
 

. (0)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 3:29 pm
Signed.
 

Lisa Neste (695)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 3:44 pm
Thanks for posting Nancy, Action taken previuosly.
 

Lisa Neste (695)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 3:47 pm
That's previously oops!
 

Michela m. (3886)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 3:56 pm
S&N
 

Rich Blue (72)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 4:02 pm
world gone insane...

signed

 

Erin R. (169)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 7:00 pm
done
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 7:02 pm
Signed and noted, thanks.
 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 7:31 pm
signed and noted
 

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Wednesday June 27, 2012, 8:22 pm
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Vicky P. (463)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 8:23 pm
oops, S and N -.-
 

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Wednesday June 27, 2012, 9:01 pm
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Susanne R. (249)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 9:06 pm
According to Wikipedia, "Since 2011, the government of Bahrain has faced a series of massive demonstrations, amounting to a sustained campaign of civil unrest, also known as the 2011–2012 Bahraini uprising, and has faced widespread criticism for its crackdown on protestors which has resulted in about 95 deaths."

That might explain their government's paranoia, but honestly --an 11-year old boy?

Gladly signed and noted!
 

Esther Z. (101)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 10:03 pm
Noted and signed. He's probably being used as an example; what better way to control future young activists?
 

Terrie Williams (769)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 10:14 pm
Signed, noted and shared. The world has truly lost is frigging mind. What is the matter with people all over the world???????
 

Helen Porter (40)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 11:22 pm
Even the little ones are trying to protect themselves and their future.

AND being punished for it?
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 12:42 am
Signed, thank you for tellling the world
 

LaurenAWAY Kozen (159)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 1:52 am
Noted & Signed.
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 6:57 am
Thank you for taking action
Thank you for speaking out.

If you don't think it is happening in the USA think again.

In the United States, dozens of 13- and 14-year-old children have been sentenced to life imprisonment with no possibility of parole after being prosecuted as adults. While the United States Supreme Court recently declared that death by execution is unconstitutional for juveniles, young children continue to be sentenced to die in prison with very little scrutiny or review. EJI has documented 73 cases where children 14 years of age or younger have been condemned to death in prison. Almost all of these kids currently lack legal representation and in most of these cases the propriety and constitutionality of their extreme sentences has never been reviewed.

Most of the sentences imposed on these children were mandatory: the court could not give any consideration to the child’s age or life history. Some of the crimes charged against these children do not involve homicide or even injury. Many of these children were convicted for offenses where older teenagers or adults were involved and primarily responsible for the crime. Nearly two-thirds of these adolescents are children of color.

From the Equal Justice Initiative website
http://www.eji.org/eji/childrenprison/deathinprison
 

JL A. (275)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 10:16 am
seems time for reform of such laws in Bahrain
 

. (0)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 11:21 am
beyond ludicrous...thanks Nancy..sorry my notes are not sticking again
 

Evelyn B. (80)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 11:26 am
Noted and Signed Tks. Nancy...
 

Anneke Andries (254)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 12:07 pm
thanks, Nancy, signed before, had a second chance I guess...
 

Virginia Esquer (8)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 3:30 pm
signed
 

Cynthia no frwd B. (261)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 6:19 pm
tks Nancy this is insanity
 

Teresa Cowley (273)
Friday June 29, 2012, 4:58 am
Noted and signed.
 

Joy Wong (76)
Friday June 29, 2012, 7:56 am
Noted and signed.
 

Kay M. (351)
Friday June 29, 2012, 1:22 pm
done
 

Pepe Pops (7)
Friday June 29, 2012, 2:53 pm
????????????
 

. (1)
Monday July 2, 2012, 7:27 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Nancy.
 

Robert O. (12)
Monday July 2, 2012, 11:48 am
Signed. Thanks Nancy.
 

Regina P. (79)
Monday July 2, 2012, 6:35 pm
Already signed. Thanks
 
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