British royals welcome bloody Bahrain royals

No matter how beautiful architecture and birds in Portugal are, that unfortunately does not stop dictatorship in Bahrain.

This video is called Bahrain‘s Forgotten Revolution.

Jailed Bahraini activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja’s life in danger: here.

Human Rights in Bahrain, a Casualty of Obama’s Double-Standard: here.

The Daily Mail is a conservative daily in Britain, usually supportive of the British monarchy and Prime Minister David Cameron, who supports absolutist rule in Bahrain.

However, the reality in Bahrain is so obvious that even the Daily Mail had to headline on 7 April:

Queen invites ruler of Bahrain’s bloody regime to her Jubilee lunch at Windsor Castle because ‘it’s very rude to leave anyone off the list’

* Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s regime is accused of killing and torturing civilians during last year’s pro-democracy demonstrations
* The King of Bahrain is also set to attend a champagne dinner hosted by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace
* Outcry expected from human rights campaigners and MPs
* Pressure mounts for this month’s Bahrain Formula 1 race to be cancelled after police using tear gas and live bullets shot a protester dead last week

BAHRAIN: How the US Mainstream Media Turn a Blind Eye To Washington’s Despotic Arab Ally. Study Reveals Corporate News Blackout On Democracy Uprising in Persian Gulf Kingdom: here.

How Bahrain Spends Millions To Spin The Press: here.

LONDON, April 9, 2012 – Bahrain Press Association “BPA”, the London-based association concerned with defending and addressing issues related to Bahrain media and press people, condemns the brutal attack by riot police on Ahmed Al Bosta, a veteran and prominent journalist, this evening in the city of Manama: here.

Bahrain: COUNTDOWN TO FORMULA 1 – How long will our friend and former colleague Abdulhadi Alkhawaja survive? Here.

Britain: Labour MP Richard Burden has added his voice to the ever-increasing calls for the Bahrain GP to be cancelled. With unrest reportedly on the rise in the island kingdom as the April 22nd grand prix approaches, there is a growing call for Formula One and the FIA to take a stand: here.

Bahrain Protest Photos April 2012: here.

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with promoting and defending the freedom of the press today called for an investigation into the killing of a citizen journalist in Bahrain during a civilian demonstration: here.

(CNN) — Bahrain said Sunday it will not hand over Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, a human rights activist on a two-month hunger strike, to Denmark as requested: here.

From Associated Press:

April 7

Bahrain hosts warplane drills with US, Arab allies

MANAMA, Bahrain — Bahrain’s military says the U.S. and eight other countries are taking part in the Gulf nation’s largest air force exercises in more than two decades.

The official Bahrain News Agency says at least 100 warplanes will join the drills Sunday, which come amid heightened Western pressures on Iran over Tehran’s nuclear program.

Bahrain also is home to the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet. Bahrain says the aerial maneuvers are its biggest since 1988 and include Arab allies, Turkey, Pakistan and the U.S.

Bahrain’s Sunni monarchy is facing a nearly 14-month-old uprising by the kingdom’s majority Shiites, who are seeking a greater political voice.

United States Navy Commodore fired for partying, nudity in Bahrain: here.

Royals’ £1m wind farm hypocrisy: 45 wind turbines described by Charles as a ‘horrendous blot’ to be built on Crown land. Read more: here.

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  1. UN: Bahrain should consider transferring striker

    By Associated Press,
    Last Updated: Monday, April 09, 2012


    (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says Bahrain should consider transferring a jailed activist who is on a two-month hunger strike to Denmark for medical treatment on humanitarian grounds.

    Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, who is a Danish citizen and has been refusing food since Feb. 8, is serving a life sentence for his role in last year’s uprising by the island nation’s Shiite majority against a Western-backed Sunni monarchy.

    The Bahrain News Agency said Sunday the Supreme Judicial Council refused to hand him over to Denmark because the law prevents transfers of “accused and convicted persons to foreign countries.”

    U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky told reporters Monday that “in cases where there is a hunger strike, the health and well-being of the person should be the foremost concern.”

    Copyright 2011 Associated Press. All right reserved.


  2. Originally published Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 8:22 AM

    A Cairo airport official says a prominent Bahraini activist has been barred from entering Egypt upon the request of a security agency.


    Associated Press

    CAIRO —

    A Cairo airport official says a prominent Bahraini activist has been barred from entering Egypt upon the request of a security agency.

    Nabeel Rajab has been documenting human rights abuses in Bahrain during the island kingdom’s 14-month revolt by its Shiite majority that seeks greater rights from Sunni rulers.

    The official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media, did not elaborate on the Wednesday decision.

    Pro-democracy groups in Egypt say authorities have been cracking down on networking between regional activists. Rajab is the second Bahraini activist to face obstacles entering Egypt in recent weeks.


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