Free Bahrain political prisoners

This video from Bahrain says about itself:

The 22 years old engineer Hashim Amusawi is detained in Bahrain prisons since 18th March.

This is another video on human rights violations in Bahrain.

Bahrain expats launch opposition TV channel. Team behind London channel says its aim is to air unbiased accounts of protests in Bahrain: here.

Bahrain Video: How to Confuse Security Forces — Use a Laser Pointer: here.

While Bahrain and Saudi Arabia use mainly technical means (including satellite jamming and website blocking) to obstruct media freedom, Yemen and Syria continue to resort to violence. Bloggers and reporters covering pro-democracy demonstrations have also been roughed up in Morocco: here.

The man challenging Saudi ban on women drivers: here.

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  1. Sacked workers protest to demand reinstatement in Bahrain

    Seventy Bahraini workers, sacked during the anti-government protests earlier this year, held a protest inside the Labour Ministry in Isa Town this week.

    The workers, who were public and private sectors employees, held up banners and shouted slogans demanding their unconditional reinstatement without delay. Some of them brought their children to the demonstration. The protest lasted around an hour. Labour Minister Jameel Humaidan met with representatives of the workers.

    Ministry Under-Secretary Sabah Al Dossary, who attended the meeting, said Humaidan told the workers that “the reinstatement process would be difficult for workers with criminal records.” She added, “We have so far not found any company that illegally dismissed its staff, especially during the critical unrest period. Private companies were affected during this unfortunate period and laid off some staff.”

    The government announced last month that private sector workers sacked following the protests in February and March would be reinstated.

    Public sector doctors employed by Palestinian Authority to resume protests

    Doctors employed by the Palestinian Authority said this week they would begin strike action Sunday in pursuit of higher salaries and better working conditions. The union of public sector doctors in the West Bank said this week, “Responding to President [Mahmoud] Abbas’ request, a strike was suspended on June 19 to start negotiations with the government”.

    According to the union, the minister of labour had previously agreed that a final settlement would be signed Wednesday. When trade union representatives arrived to sign the agreement, government representatives refused to approve some of the clauses relating to an increase in their salaries.

    The doctors said that outpatient clinics will stop operating and that scheduled surgeries and caesareans will be referred to private hospitals at the expense of the Ministry of Health. Emergencies, cancer cases, and dialysis, thalassemia, psychiatric and haemophilia patients will be treated during the action.

    According to the Ma’an news agency, workers in the health ministry buildings in Ramallah and Nablus will strike August 10, and a “sit-in will urge the health minister’s dismissal.”

    Israeli National News noted that the dispute of the Palestinian doctors is “very similar, if not exactly the same, as the reasons for the strike by the Israeli doctors”. Protests and strikes by doctors in Israel have been continuing for over three months.


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