Yemen, Bahrain revolutions on Dutch TV

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As the last part of a TV series on revolutions in Arab countries, tonight at 20:30 Central European Time on Dutch Nederland 2 TV, there will be reports from Yemen and Bahrain.

After the reports will have been broadcast, there will be a video of them, here.

Translated from Dutch TV on tonight’s report:

[Last] part: The invisible insurrection

In Yemen, [reporter] Rosenmöller visits Tawakkul Karman, the Nobel laureate who, despite the resignation of President Saleh, is still protesting in a tent camp. Karman accuses Saleh of still pulling the strings behind the scenes, and says that the army secretly supports Al Qaeda. But the cousin of Saleh, still at the head of the security services, smears the winner of the Nobel Prize for supposedly being a liar. “You will hear many lies in Yemen!”

Finally, Bahrain, the political football between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran, a small country of great geopolitical importance. The country where the protests seem to have no end, and where many a journalist is arrested or expelled. At the border, all equipment is seized. Despite the fact that the film crew must give up all equipment, they manage to talk with opposition members, to visit a family of one of the killed protesters, and to interview Bahraini doctor Ali Ekri. Ekri is out on bail. In anticipation of a prison sentence of fifteen years for helping the wounded and the disclosure of the practices of the police and the army. A unique insight into the uprising which the Bahraini royal family is anxiously trying to keep secret.

Bahrain: After UPR Geneva session, Alkhalifa lost legitimacy to remain: here.

Bahrain Live Coverage: Regime on Human Rights “You Are Biased. P.S. We’ll Sue You”: here.

US State Department: Bahrain Report on Human Rights Practices for 2011: here.

Bahrain human rights defenders who were in Geneva earlier this week for the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process are to be questioned by Bahrain’s Ministry of the Interior on their return to Bahrain, Jalila al Salman told Human Rights First: here.

Bahrain-Update: Human rights defender Mr Nabeel Rajab released on bail: here.

Ending the US War in Yemen, Tom Hayden, June 1, 2012: here.

14 thoughts on “Yemen, Bahrain revolutions on Dutch TV

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    Kate Middleton, the duchess of Cambridge and wife of prince William, is supposed to be the new, modern face of the monarchy.

    But she was laughing and joking with dictators last week at the queen’s diamond jubilee party at Windsor Castle.

    The queen and the duchess rubbed shoulders with the king of Bahrain—who continues to violently suppressed protests there.

    The queen smiled and shook his hand as he arrived.

    They also mingled with fellow tyrants like the kings of Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Swaziland, the emir of Qatar and the sultan of Brunei.

    Their feast included a tartlet of poached egg with English asparagus, followed by noisettes of new-season lamb, finished off with strawberries.

    When the queen sails up the Thames this weekend, her royal barge will feature a huge velvet banner—with half a million gold buttons.

    It measures 10 feet by 10 feet, and is so heavy it will have to be lifted into place with a forklift truck.

    And when the queen has to go and meet the peasants, she wants to be comfortable.

    That’s why she makes her servants wear-in her shoes for her.

    You might think all this could make the queen a target for protests. But don’t worry—the cops have it covered. The Metropolitan police will be watching the jubilee with helicopter-mounted cameras they claim are capable of seeing the colour of your eyes from almost a mile in the air.


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