Bahrain bosses sack workers for striking

This video says about itself:

Bahraini authorities have been accused of heavy-handedness in handling pro-democracy protesters.

According to medics at Salmania hospital in the capital Manama, the security forces surrounded the hospital and disallowed people, including health workers and ambulance staff, to enter or leave the facility.

The hospital staff have told Al Jazeera that doctors and nurses were beaten up and that many doctors were still under arrest.

Many patients were allegedly also attacked by the military.

Our special correspondent has this report from Manama.

Bahraini firms have laid off hundreds of employees who took industrial action in support of civil rights last month, including many trade unionists: here. And here.

Bahrain: Thousands are subjected to dismissal of work: here.

Amnesty International: Many Bahraini Protesters Shot, Some at Close Range: here.

Steve Crawshaw and John Jackson, Yes! Magazine: “The Arab spring of 2011 has already changed the region and the world. Ordinary people have lost their fear and shattered the perception that their rulers are invincible. Whatever happens next, the changes across the region in the first few months of 2011 will prove historic. In Tunisia, the now famous ‘jasmine revolution’ began with protests in December, triggered by the self-immolation of a 26-year-old vegetable seller, Mohammed Bouazizi. Bouazizi, remembered by his younger sister Basma as ‘funny and generous,’ could finally take no more of the official harassment and humiliation meted out to him”: here,

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