Bahrain dictatorship’s anti-exhibition violence


This video is called Bahrain Revolution – My only wish.

In the video, a Bahraini child reads a poem, in English.

From Associated Press:

Group: Bahrain police close uprising exhibition

Updated 4:32 am, Wednesday, October 30, 2013

MANAMA, BahrainBahrain‘s main opposition group says security forces have stormed a building housing an exhibition dedicated to the Arab Spring-inspired uprising in the violence-wracked Gulf nation.

Wednesday’s raid comes two days after the opening of the museum-style site, which included scenes depicting Bahrain‘s 32-month unrest, such as protesters killed in clashes or running from tear gas.

More than 65 people have been killed in violence since Bahrain‘s Shiite majority launched protests in February 2011 for a greater political voice in the Sunni-ruled kingdom. Some rights groups place the death toll higher.

The main Shiite political group Al Wefaq said riot police closed off the building in the capital Manama.

Bahrain is home to the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet.

Bahrain Police Raid Arab Spring Exhibition: here.

13 thoughts on “Bahrain dictatorship’s anti-exhibition violence

  1. Bahrain police close uprising exhibition

    Posted: Oct 30, 2013 12:39 PM Updated: Oct 30, 2013 2:29 PM

    By REEM KHALIFA
    Associated Press

    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) – Riot police in Bahrain stormed an exhibition Wednesday dedicated to the Arab Spring-inspired uprising in the violence-wracked Gulf nation where crackdowns have strained ties between the ruling dynasty and their allies in Washington and elsewhere in the West.

    The raid came two days after the opening of the museum-style hall, which included scenes depicting Bahrain’s 32-month unrest, such as protesters killed in clashes, alleged torture inside prisons and demonstrators running from tear gas. Organizers said the life-size panels and collections such as personal items were based on well-known sites including Israel’s Holocaust museum Yad Vashem.

    A statement from Bahrain Interior Ministry said the exhibition included “incitement material” and legal action could be taken against the sponsors of the event, which was set to close Saturday. This could open up new rifts in the small but strategic nation since the exhibition was in a building operated by Bahrain’s main opposition group Al Wefaq and the exhibition was opened by its leader, Ali Salman.

    “The theme of the museum irritated authorities as it documents many incident since the uprising in 2011 until now,” said Al Wefaq’s lawyer, Abdullah al-Shamlawi.

    More than 65 people have been killed in violence since Bahrain’s Shiite majority launched protests in February 2011 for a greater political voice in the Sunni-ruled kingdom. Some rights groups place the death toll higher.

    Bahrain’s ongoing tensions have tested the relations between the monarchy and Western nations, particularly the U.S.

    Washington remains a backer of Bahrain’s leadership, which hosts the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet. But the tough measures against protesters and widespread arrests have raised concern in Washington and were noted by U.S. President Barack Obama in his annual U.N. address in late September. Some pro-government factions in Bahrain have denounced the U.S. as an untrustworthy ally.

    … Meanwhile, international rights groups have called on Bahrain to drop prosecution against a prominent Al Wefaq figure, Khalil al-Marzooq, who faces charges including allegedly encouraging violence. He denies the claims.

    Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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  2. Royal Visit From Bahrain to Crete

    By Sotiria Nikolouli on October 30, 2013

    Members of the royal family of Bahrain are in the luxury yacht which sailed into the port of Kissamos in Chania, Crete. The yacht named “My Alwaeli” is surrounded by powerful forces from the Coast Guard and security measures are extremely strict.

    According to sources, Queen of Bahrain Sabika bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa is among the passengers. The yacht arrived on October 29 and is currently not known how long the luxury yacht will be in Kissamos port.

    Moreover, the trip started on October 28 from Piraeus and then members of the royal family visited Anafi, Kythera and Antikythera with final destination the island of Crete.

    The royal luxurious yacht Alwaeli has a length of 68 meters and can accommodate 24 passengers in 12 suites. The yacht has a 19 people boat crew at its disposal.

    http://greece.greekreporter.com/2013/10/30/royal-visit-from-bahrain-to-crete/

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