Bahrain dictatorship arrests hunger striker’s daughter


This video is called Arresting Zainab Al-Khawaja by brutal force – Bahrain Dec.15/2011.

From the BBC:

24 April 2012 Last updated at 12:24 GMT

Leading Bahrain activist Zainab al-Khawaja detained

A prominent pro-democracy activist in Bahrain has been detained for seven days after being arrested for allegedly insulting police, rights groups say.

Zainab al-Khawaja was held on Saturday night after sitting in a road leading to the Bahrain International Circuit, a day before the Formula 1 Grand Prix.

Bahraini police have once again brutally dispersed a crowd of protesters calling for the release of a jailed activist serving a life sentence. Witnesses say the Bahraini security forces used tear gas and water cannons against the demonstrators: here.

Bahrain: Grand Prix races on people’s blood: here.

Mark Steel: Give credit to Bernie Ecclestone – every despot should have a Grand Prix: here.

After Formula One scrutiny, Bahrain hires a fan of Saddam Hussein to improve its image: here.

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