Bahraini construction workers’ strike

This video says about itself:

May 19, 2011

An Al Jazeera investigation has found evidence that Bahrain’s security forces are torturing medical workers to force criminal confessions.

Since anti-government protests erupted in February, doctors and nurses have been targeted, with hundreds facing arrest.

Forty-seven health workers have been charged since protests began – 24 doctors and 23 nurses – and 150 more are under investigation by the government.

Charles Stratford has the second in our series of exclusive reports from Bahrain.

From the World Socialist Web Site today:

Bahraini construction workers go on “flash strike

Hundreds of construction workers went on a “flash strike” Tuesday in protest against company officials’ failure to repatriate their dead colleague’s body to India.

“The workers of Syed Kadhem Al Durazi Company in Sanad were angry that four days after one of their colleagues, Gurmit Singh, died at the labour camp, his body was still at Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC) mortuary and the company management had not taken any steps to send his mortal remains to India,” said Gulf Daily News.

The workers say Singh, from Punjab, died soon after a company doctor said there was nothing wrong with him after he had complained of chest pain on Saturday evening. Instead, Singh was “given some tablets and sent back, a few hours after which he collapsed and died,” according to one worker.

Another worker described the appalling conditions endured by the workforce: “We stay 10 to a room, with only six people sleeping on beds and others on the floor.”

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