This video is called Government of Bahrain torturing detained in prison until death.
July 29, 2012
The billionaire, 28 — who was sozzled by 10am — had jumped up from his £2,700 First Class seat to complain to the captain about “poor” service before the Boeing 777 took off from Heathrow to Bahrain.
Crew members called armed cops, who pointed stun guns at the prince after he refused to calm down.
The royal — said to be a close relative of Bahrain’s King Hamed bin Isa Al Khalifa — was hauled off Flight BA125 and taken to the West London airport’s police station. The prince had his DNA, mugshot and fingerprints taken before being released on bail.
A passenger said: “We were terrified when the armed police came on and started pointing Tasers at him.”
A BA spokesman confirmed a customer “was off-loaded from the London to Bahrain service” and appeared to be “intoxicated”. Scotland Yard said a man was arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly.
From Digital Journal:
The consumption of alcohol is allowed in Bahrain, but only for non-Muslims. In 2010 the Shura Council approved a ban on all Muslims drinking alcohol in the tiny Gulf state. Under Bahraini law the penalty for a Muslim drinking alcohol is a three-year jail sentence. However, Gulf royals often flout the Islamic rules they impose on their subjects, indulging in alcohol and other prohibited activities.
Now, about non-royals.
Bahrain: Woman Charged With Smoking in the Day During Ramadan
By Ludovica Iaccino
July 9, 2014 14:39 BST
A woman has been charged with insulting Ramadan as she smoked a cigarette during daylight hours while she was being questioned at Bahrain International Airport.
According to Gulf Daily News, the 32-year-old Egyptian woman, whose name was not disclosed, was stopped by the airport’s officers who wanted to search her luggage.
As she refused, the officers escorted her to the lieutenant’s office for questioning.
The woman allegedly insulted the lieutenant, knocked off his hat and then smoked a cigarette.
“I had a cigarette as I was not fasting because I was travelling,” the woman said in her statement to prosecutors.
“I needed to travel back to my home country for Ramadan and I was late to board my flight.
“I accidentally knocked off the policeman’s hat because I was waving my hands around trying to explain to him that I was late for my flight and that’s why I did not want a thorough examination of my luggage.”
As well as smoking a cigarette during daylight hours, the woman was also charged with insulting a police officer.
She was released on 500 Bahrain dinar (£775; $1326) bail by the Lower Criminal Court.
The trial was adjourned until 14 July.
Nabeel Rajab: ‘Bahrain Has Turned into Dictatorship Kingdom‘.
Bahrain Strengthens Punishment for Insulting King Hamad: here.
Bahrain should immediately drop charges against two prominent opposition members for meeting with a US diplomat on July 6, 2014. Bahrain should repeal the law that bars leaders of political societies from meeting with foreign diplomats without government permission: here.
Amnesty International issued the following Urgent Action yesterday on behalf of Dr. Sa’eed Mothaher Habib Al-Samahiji, who is to serve a one-year sentence for “publicly insulting the King of Bahrain”. Dr. Sa’eed Al-Samahiji is a prisoner of conscience and jailed solely for exercising his right to freedom of expression: here.
Bahrain: Deteriorating Human Rights Situation: here.
Bahrain’s recent expulsion of a U.S. State Department official after visiting with a Shiite opposition leader was the result of pressure from Saudi Arabia, indicating relations between the U.S. and Riyadh are further deteriorating: here.
English PEN has joined a coalition of 29 NGOs to call on the newly appointed Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond to reassess the Foreign Office position on Bahrain as a matter of urgency. Read the full text of the letter here.