Unfortunately, Meles Zenawi in Ethiopia is not the only violent dictator in the world.
Bahraini security forces continue to engage in systematic torture: here.
Yesterday, the European Parliament put forth a Motion for a Resolution regarding the breaches of human rights, democracy, and the rule of law in Bahrain. While expressing concerns that human rights violations have continued unabated since the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI), the Resolution called on the Bahraini security forces to cease the “violence, repression, prosecution, detention, and torture of peaceful demonstrators”: here.
From the Bahrain Center for Human Rights:
University students sentenced to 15 years imprisonment and ongoing sham trials
14 March 2012
The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses its grave concern over the continuous human rights violations against university students in Bahrain. A year past the start of the revolution, university students are still being subjected to injustice, unfair trials, arrests and torture.
On February 14 2011, Bahraini youth started to demand democracy and freedom from the oppressive Al Khalifa regime. Most of these youth were targeted even before the declaration of Martial Law in March, through a government-sponsored thug attack of the pro-democracy students at the University of Bahrain (UOB) during a planned protest which took place on March 13 2011. Following the state of emergency, the government targeted students in a fierce crackdown; more than 500 were expelled, many were arrested, tortured and put through sham trials. At least 6 UOB students were sentenced to 15 years imprisonment in an unfair trial lacking evidence.
Bahrain hunger striker weak after 36 days. Abdulhadi al-Khawaja is on the fifth week of a hunger strike to protest ongoing detentions in Bahrain: here.
There they sit, squeezed onto two benches in Bahrain’s criminal court: the 20 medics who were tortured into making false confessions. They were arrested last year after treating protestors at the Salmaniya Medical Complex and telling the world the truth about what had happened: here.
Syria, Bahrain: A Tale of Two Uprisings… One Fabricated, the Other Forgotten, by Finian Cunningham: here.
U.S. Navy to Give Old Boats to Bahrain: here.