Bahrain repression continues

The New York Times in the USA writes about this video:

December 15, 2011, 7:39 pm …

A blogger and human rights activist who called Bahrain “a dictatorship” in an interview with The New York Times this week was arrested on Thursday during a protest.

Video posted online by opposition activists showed the blogger, Zainab Alkhawaja, being handcuffed and dragged away from a traffic circle in the capital, Manama. At one stage in the clip, a female police officer, apparently angered that Ms. Alkhawaja was practicing passive resistance, appeared to crouch down and punch her.

Bahrain’s interior ministry reported on Twitter that Ms. Alkhawaja and a second woman were arrested for taking part in an “illegal gathering” and calling on others to do so too. The authorities also claimed that “one of the women “attacked” a female police officer. Although the security forces were seen recording the protest on video themselves, no images of any attack on an officer have been released so far.

Photo of the Day: Dec 15, 2011 – Bahrain protests end in tear gas, arrests: here.

URGENT APPEAL: Zainab AlKhawaja beaten, dragged and arrested: here. And here.

The Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry, in its recommendation to review convictions of people for exercising their basic rights, intended that the government should free them and void their convictions, Human Rights Watch said today: here.

Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff reveals on Twitter that the tear gas devices used for repressing the civilian population of Bahrain is manufactured [pt] in the city of Nova Iguaçu, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, and adds he feels ashamed [pt] for his country exporting such weapons: here.

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