Bahrain keeps fighting against dictatorship


Reuters says about this video:

Oct. 8 – A large funeral is held in Bahrain for [a] slain teenage protester. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

Amateur video out of Bahrain shows a funeral service for a teenager who died from shotgun pellets after clashes with police. The government said it was investigating the incident [and] would make the results public. The funeral for Ahmed Jaber comes at a time that the island‘s Shi’ite majority are demanding more political rights and an end to what they say is discrimination in the Sunni-ruled country. The Bahrain Center for Human Rights says about 30 people, mostly Shi’ites, died when the protest movement erupted in February. They now say ongoing clashes have pushed that number to more than 40.

From the British Medical Journal:

Support Bahrain’s imprisoned doctors

Fiona Godlee, editor, BMJ

Many of you will have been following the fate of the 20 Bahraini doctors and other health professionals caught up in the prodemocracy demonstrations in February. After being arrested and in some cases tortured, the doctors were then put through what Amnesty International has called a “sham” trial, and despite international pressure on Bahrain’s government, they were last week given “ludicrous” sentences of up to 15 years (doi: 10.1136/bmj.d6336 ). Another 27 health professionals are facing lesser charges and awaiting verdicts.

Bahrain Update from the Campaign for Peace and Democracy: here.

Bahrain: Teachers, doctors and rights activists sentenced, some to life in prison: here.

The European Center for Constitutional & Human Rights letter to Professor Bassiouni on human rights violations in Bahrain: here.

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