Bahraini pro-democracy activists freed in London


This video is called Bahraini Activists Climb Embassy Compound in London to Protest Continued Crackdown on Bahraini Opposition.

From Ahlul Bayt News Agency:

London Court discharges two Bahraini activists

A judge at Marylebone Magistrate Court in Central London yesterday discharged two Bahraini activists who had climbed to the roof of the Bahrain’s Embassy earlier this year.

London Court discharges two Bahraini activists

Ali Mushaima and Moosa Abd Ali were reprimanded for “trespassing” on a “diplomatic”premises and warned them not do it again. On 17th April 2012the two Bahraini activists broke away from their hunger strike outside the American Embassy and made their way to Belgrave Square; climbed onto a scaffolding attached to a nearby building and occupied the roof of the Bahraini Embassy. After 24 hours of negotiations, the pair came down voluntarily and were briefly arrested by the police. Two weeks ago they were taken to court where their case has been heard. Yesterday marked the end of the ordeal when a magistrate at the Court considered the case on its merits and ordered the discharge of Ali Mushaima and Moosa Abd Ali. He also ordered them to pay £100 each towards the cost of the extensive police operations at the scene. The judge expressed clear sympathy with them especially after the courtroom turned into a trial of the Alkhalifa murderous regime.

As the regime became more desperate in the face of the steadfast people, its cruelty has become more vicious. It has become emboldened by the presence within the police and security forces of the British “security experts” like John Yates, Sir Daniel Bethlehem and Sir Jeffrey Jowell. Over the past few months human rights violations have escalated and the regime’s ability to hide its crimes with the help of those “legal” and “professional” experts has also improved.

On Tuesday the 4th December, Alkhalifa death squads attacked the town of Bani Jamra using live ammunition as well as shotguns. A young man of 20 years was shot in the face and left for dead. His face became another emblem for Bahrain’s peaceful revolution which is being crushed by the evil power of criminal dictators. Three women from the area were arrested; Lubaba Jaffar Mulla Ahmad, her sister Salma and Fatema Hassan Hussain.

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  1. John McCain: U.S. committed to Bahrain

    By ASSOCIATED PRESS | 12/9/12 7:17 AM EST

    MANAMA, Bahrain — Sen. John McCain said Sunday that Washington is committed to keeping its Persian Gulf naval hub in Bahrain despite an Arab Spring-inspired uprising that has wracked the tiny kingdom.

    The Arizona Republican, the ranking member of the Senate Armed Forces Committee, says the United States has “too much invested” in Bahrain to consider shifting the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet to another country. The 5th Fleet is the Pentagon’s main counterweight to Iran’s expanding military presence in the Gulf.

    Washington has been pushed into a difficult position by Bahrain’s 22-month unrest. It backs Bahrain’s Sunni monarchy, but U.S. officials have grown increasingly uneasy over crackdowns against Bahrain’s Shiite majority, which is seeking a greater political voice.

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