12 thoughts on “Bahraini, Saudi tyrannies, NATO’s allies

  1. Human rights: violence against women in India; crackdown in Bahrain; insecurity in Central African Republic

    Plenary Session Human rights − 17-01-2013 – 16:54

    Parliament called on Thursday on the Bahraini authorities to stop their violent crackdown against peaceful protestors; condemned sexual violence against women and girls in India and demanded new laws to tackle it; and sounded the alarm at the instability in the Central African Republic following last December’s rebel offensive, in three separate human rights resolutions.

    Human rights situation in Bahrain

    In their resolution on Bahrain, MEPs call on the authorities and security forces to stop using violence against peaceful protestors and demand an independent investigation into all human rights abuses, particularly those involving children. The prosecution, detention and torture of protestors must stop and freedom of expression and assembly, both online and offline, must be guaranteed, they insist.

    The EP urges the Bahraini authorities to follow the recommendations of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI), implement democratic reforms and pursue a national dialogue aimed at reconciliation.

    The House expresses its “strong disapproval” of the EU’s lack of response to the ongoing crackdown in Bahrain and calls for sanctions against the individuals directly responsible for the human rights abuses and for restrictions on EU exports of surveillance technology, tear gas and crowd-control material.

    http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/pressroom/content/20130114IPR05320/html/Human-rights-violence-against-women-in-India-Bahrain-Central-African-Republic

  2. Author:
    Ruben Lomas

    8,000 contract construction workers struck in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, on Sunday 27 January.

    The workers, contracted by the Ministry of Finance and working on building projects including the King Abdullah Financial Centre in Al Aqeeq, were demanding backpay. Some workers said that they were owed wages up to five months in arrears.

    Strikers held a four-hour sit-down in the Al-Aqeeq district of Riyadh. They were also angry at rumours that their contractors planned to demand the SAR2,400 ($639) “expatriate fee”, which contractors are obliged to pay for every foreign worker they employ over the number of Saudi workers, from workers’ wages.

    According to Asia Business, 90% of private sector workers in Saudi Arabia are foreign nationals.

    http://www.workersliberty.org/story/2013/01/29/8000-strike-riyadh

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  8. Bahrain-Denmark military coordination discussed

    11/02/2014

    Manama, Feb. 11. (BNA) – Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa met here today the Danish Chief of Defence General Peter Bartram and his accompanying delegation, currently on a visit to the kingdom.

    The Commander-in-Chief lauded the outstanding friendly relations bonding the kingdoms of Bahrain and Denmark, praising the steadily-growing bilateral cooperation in all fields, especially regarding the exchange of military expertise.

    Areas of joint military cooperation and coordination were discussed.

    Director of the BDF General Command Major-General Youssef Ahmed Al-Jalahma, Inspector-General Major-General Abdulla Hassan Al-Nuaimi, Director of Planning, Organisation and Technology Rear Admiral Youssef Ahmed Malallah, Commander of the Royal Bahrain Naval Force (RBNF) Commodore Shaikh Khalifa bin Abdulla Al Khalifa and Commander of the Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 Commodore Aage Buur Jensen attended the meeting.

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    BNA 1240 GMT 2014/02/11

    http://www.bna.bh/portal/en/news/602058

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