Pro Democracy protests in Bahrain | News & Discussions

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  1. Syrian Lion

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    The title says it all, A Bahrain protester was holding the Quran, suddenly the Bahrain forces shoot the Holy Quran. They also demolished mosques and burned the Quran.









    AND THE KILLING

     
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    We did not know this. The media doesn't cover this. Hell, half of the world doesn't even know where Bahrain is on the map.
     
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    Maybe most of them even don't know such a thing happened
     
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  4. Syrian Lion

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    The media doesn't cover this, because Bahrain is an ally of USA, and USA has it's largest fleet in Bahrain. They don't want a new Bahrain.
     
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    Saudi king with his left hand is suppressing people in Bahrain and with his right hand,begging for democracy in Syria.The man deserves a medal.
     
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    Don't know about this!
     
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    Bahrain king ..... not Bahrain ... another thing is that little king make Bahrain as one state of Saudi Arabia ( Hejaz ) .....
     
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    Because Bahrain is friendly to the West/Israel, thus Western medias tend to leave them alone. On the Arab side, since Bahrain is ruled by a minority Sunni government, killing of Shi'tes will be ignored by the Sunni dominated Arab League. Conflicts in Syria can be seen as a Sunni vs Shi'te conflict, since the ruling Alawites are considered to be part of greater Shi'te sect.

    In both cases, the majority wants to rip power over the minority ruling class. The difference is, the West/Arab League pretends Bahrain doesn't exist while getting aggressive on Syria.
     
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    It's true Bahrain just doesn't get any TV or Newspaper time.

    In truth, I really don't believe the Custodian wants Assad and associates to fall.

    Once that happens, they will be the only game that attracts the attention.

    For the same token, Russia and PRC probably also have much unspoken "love" for the Custodian deep down.

    It's a messed up world alright.
     
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    Sky News: HRW demands Bahrain release activists
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    Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called for the release of hundreds of Bahraini pro-democracy activists arrested after last year's uprising and for all charges against them to be dropped.

    'Grossly unfair military and civilian trials have been a core element in Bahrain's crackdown on pro-democracy protests,' HRW said. Cases 'against everyone convicted on politically motivated charges' should be dropped.

    The New York-based group also called for the release of at least four Shi'ite protest leaders who remain in prison for expressing anti-government sentiments and demanding political reform.

    According to HRW, hundreds of Bahraini activists have been tried in special military courts set up after King Hamad declared a quasi state of emergency last March as his security forces crushed a month-long uprising in Manama.

    The rights group said that by October, all the special military court cases had been transferred to civilian courts.

    But 'egregious violations of fair trial rights in political cases' continued in Bahrain's criminal justice system 'with serious systemic problems,' despite government pledges to reform, HRW said.

    'Serious abuses included denying defendants the right to counsel and to present a defence, and failure to investigate credible allegations of torture and ill-treatment,' it said, citing a 94-page report on judicial violations.

    The report is based on 50 interviews with defendants, lawyers and observers as well as examination of court documents.

    Earlier this month, Amnesty International said Bahrain's government had failed to implement human rights reforms demanded by an independent commission which investigated the crackdown.

    They said the government was still 'far from delivering the human rights changes' recommended by the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI).

    The BICI report was commissioned by the king last June after the violence left 35 people dead and triggered international pressure on the ruling Sunni dynasty.

    Near daily protests have continued in Shi'ite neighbourhoods of the kingdom, with the main opposition formation, Al-Wefaq, charging that 'violations' by the authorities have been on the rise.
     
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    Double standards of the Wahabi Arabs.
    Bahrain is a Shia majority country, but the Shia's are considered as second class citizens in their own country.
     
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    well one of the KSA princes explained it clearly.
    It's simple Bahrain is an Arab Monarchy and they are going to protect those monarchies at all cost.
     
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    because for pakistan kingdom behrain is better than extremist shia behrain

    this is pakistani perspective
     
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    well the only thing that can't ba attached to a Shia even with a ton of super glue is being Extermist specially
    from Religious point of view.
     
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