Bahrain dictatorship news

This video from February 2011 is called Mass Protests in Bahrain.

Nineteen members of the US Congress have written to Bahrain‘s king to call for the release of prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, who is currently serving a three-month jail sentence for comments made on Twitter: here. See also here.

Bahrain: An open letter from the family of Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab: here.

Bahrain Court Postpones Rajab Verdict: here.

Bahraini authorities asked to release political activists: here.

Bahrain’s War on Freedom: here.

From ABC news in the USA:

Aug 12, 2012 11:42am

USS Porter Collides With Oil Tanker in Persian Gulf

The U.S. Navy destroyer USS Porter suffered significant damage after colliding with an oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday.

The USS Porter was passing through the Strait of Hormuz into the Persian Gulf.

The Japanese-owned, Panamanian flagged tanker M/V Otowasan was coming the other way, just entering the Strait of Hormuz, and the two crashed into one another.

The shipping lanes are very narrow, about two miles wide in each lane. The crash left a hole in the side of the destroyer but no injuries were reported.

The damage is all above the water-line, so there is no danger that the ship will sink, but likely sustained water damage because the fire control system would have activated.

The USS Porter is headed to a port a called Jebel Ali in the UAE.

Fortunately, the United States warship did not kill any Indian fishermen this time.

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