Bahrain dictatorship bans all demonstrations


This video from the USA is called Former CNN journalists Amber Lyon & Joe Rogan talk about Bahrain dictatorship.

From the BBC:

30 October 2012 Last updated at 08:05 GMT

Bahrain has banned all protests and gatherings amid clashes between police and anti-government demonstrators.

Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Al Khalifah said “repeated abuse” of the rights to freedom of speech and expression could no longer be accepted. …

Demonstrations were last banned during the three-month state of emergency King Hamad declared in March 2011.

The previous month protesters had occupied a prominent landmark in Manama, the now-demolished Pearl Roundabout, demanding more democracy and an end to what they said was discrimination against the majority Shia Muslim community by the Sunni royal family.

At least 35 people, including five police officers, were killed, hundreds were injured and thousands jailed in February and March 2011.

See also here. And here. And here.

Ex-Blair aide Powell advising Bahrain on conflict resolution: here.

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