Bahrain dictatorship, resistance continue


This video is called Zainab Al-Khawaja: On the Front Line in Bahrain.

From the World Organisation Against Torture:

Bahrain: Ongoing arbitrary arrests and judicial harassment of human rights defenders

Paris-Geneva, March 19, 2013. As new cases of arbitrary arrests and ongoing judicial harassment against Ms. Zainab Al-Khawaja have been reported in Bahrain, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), remains extremely concerned with the very repressive climate faced by human rights defenders in the country.

On February 27, 2013, human rights activist Zainab Al-Khawaja was once again arrested while she was protesting alone in front of the King‘s palace in Qudaibiya, Manama, against the culture of impunity and the refusal by the authorities to release the body of Mr. Mahmood Al-Jazeeri who died on February 22, 2013 as a result of tear gas canister shot at his head from a close range. Ms. Al-Khawaja stood with a banner saying “you’ve arrested our fathers & children, even our bodies. Let your palaces hear, we don’t fear your prisons”. She was arrested and taken to Al Hoora police station where she was charged with “obstructing traffic”, “damaging public property”, “prejudice to authority” and “inciting hatred of the regime”.

A leading human rights organisation has called for the release of Bahrain’s “political prisoners” to help stop escalating violence: here.

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