King of Bahrain congratulates deposed Egyptian dictator Mubarak

This video says about itself:

Bahraini oil bought international silence & UK seized my passport’ – Nabeel Rajab

31 July 2014

Rights activists in Bahrain are accusing the authorities’ of targeting journalists trying to report on the crackdown against anti-government protests. Bahraini opposition leader Nabeel Rajab tells RT about the human rights situation in the country.

The Bahrain News agency, the official mouthpiece of the Bahraini absolute monarchy, reports:

Manama, Nov. 29 (BNA)– His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa held today a telephone call with former Egyptian President Mohammed Hosni Mubarak, got assured about his health and congratulated him on being acquitted by the Egyptian judiciary.

That sentence is only partially true. Mubarak was acquitted today only of murdering many hundreds of demonstrators just before the fall of his dictatorship. There are still charges against Mubarak of corruption and other crimes. Nevertheless, a worrying sign in Egypt of a movement away from the Arab Spring and back to Mubarak-sstyle dictatorship.

HM the King paid tribute to the former Egyptian President for his honourable stances towards Bahrain and efforts to bolster bilateral relations, wishing him abundant good health and happiness.

This 30 November 2014 video from Egypt is about Cairo University students protesting Mubarak acquittal.

Egyptian anti-Mubarak verdict protesters tear-gassed by police: here.

Protests flare after Mubarak cleared of Arab Spring deaths: here.

The acquittal of the deposed Egyptian dictator underscores the determination of the Egyptian bourgeoisie to drown the revolutionary struggles of the working class in blood: here.

This video is called 11th Feb. 2011 – Storyful – Mubarak Resigns Egypt Cairo Tahrir celebrations Alexandria.

There appears to be the usual share of confusion about what the Mubarak trial judge just said and did. As seen on television, the judge promised his “sons in the media” flash drives containing talking points (in the neighborhood of 200 pages) to help them, he said, with their news coverage until they have had a chance to read the entire ruling. Until that summary is available, I will address here a couple of the most persistent questions so far, pending further updates: here.

On Tuesday, Egypt’s high court overturned the last remaining conviction against former dictator Hosni Mubarak, paving the way for his possible release, four years after the mass revolutionary struggles of the Egyptian working class that overthrew him: here.

The Egyptian military dictatorship of Field Marshal-President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi boasted last weekend that it had detained nearly 10,000 people over the past 12 months. This grim estimate came as Washington moved to further normalize its relationship with the regime, and as the US Congress effectively waived human rights conditions for the provision of military aid to the Cairo regime: here.

MUBARAK TO STAND TRIAL FOR PROTESTER DEATHS “Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will face a second and final retrial over the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his 30-year rule, a high court said on Thursday. Mubarak, 87, was originally sentenced to life in prison in 2012 for conspiring to murder 239 demonstrators, sowing chaos and creating a security vacuum during the 18-day revolt, but an appeals court ordered a retrial. In that retrial, an Egyptian court in November dropped its case against him but the public prosecution appealed that. On Thursday, Judge Anwar Gabri accepted the prosecution’s appeal and said Mubarak would be tried again on Nov. 5 by the high court. He was not present at the court. The ruling was seen as a triumph of sorts for opponents of Mubarak who perceive his treatment by the courts as too lenient.” [Reuters]

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