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The dictatorship is still receiving US support, despite its continuing use of excessive force against civilians

by John Glaser, 21 Dec 2011

The United Nation’s top human rights official said on Wednesday that the U.S.-supported dictatorship in Bahrain was failing to prosecute human rights abuses and was continuing its use of excessive force against civilians.

“We continue to receive reports of the repression of small protests in Bahrain,” U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said in a statement. ”…although some security officers have reportedly been arrested, we have yet to see any prosecution of security forces for civilian injuries and deaths.”

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23 Dec 2011

Manama - Security forces firing rubber bullets and tear gas attacked the headquarters of Bahrain’s main Shi’ite opposition party in the capital on Friday after the group challenged a new government ban on its weekly protests.

Police also used tear gas to disperse hundreds of opposition supporters attempting to protest elsewhere in the capital.

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By William Fisher
The Public Record
Dec 19th, 2011

Some mainstream media are suggesting that the Bahraini version of The Arab Spring is over. Crushed was the word used by one of the mainstream US newspapers.

But the Sunni King of the tiny oil-rich country, Hamad-Bin-Isa-Al-Khalifa, says the independent report he commissioned is being implemented. The report concluded that peaceful demonstrators were being attacked by soldiers, arbitrarily arrested, taken to prison and tortured. The King has, unexplainably, accepted the report’s findings and promised to work with the people on long-overdue reforms. He is seeking patience from his majority Shia subjects.

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20 Dec 2011

MANAMA, BAHRAIN — Women in Bahrain are known to play more of a role in public life than in most neighboring countries. They drive, vote, and some are active in politics.

So it was no surprise to find on arriving here that Bahraini women were also prominent in protests. During a recent demonstration outside the U.N. office in Manama, women, most of them wearing black abayas, stood apart from male peers, carrying pictures of men who they say had been tortured and signs asking for global support.

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A new report by the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry has revealed that five Bahraini prisoners have died due to torture by the Persian Gulf regime.

20 Dec 2011

The inquiry panel says three of the deaths took place while the prisoners were in custody of Bahraini security forces.

The commission has reportedly called for further investigation into the issue.

The five prisoners were among the protesters who were arrested during anti-regime demonstrations Bahrain.

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Thousands of protesters have been staging regular rallies in Bahrain since mid-February, calling on the Al Khalifa royal family to relinquish power.

18 Dec 2011

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Bahraini regime forces, backed by troops from Saudi Arabia, have killed scores of people since the beginning of the anti-regime demonstrations and have used excessive force, including torture, against protesters.

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18 Dec 2011


Bahraini protesters have been continuing with their daily protests despite a government crackdown, from a government that tells the world that it is implementing reforms and not involved in the killing of innocent people. This none forceful confrontation with protesters has resulted in two deaths and countless injuries since Thursday.

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Bahraini regime forces have attacked thousands of mourners attending the funeral ceremony of an elderly man in a village near the capital Manama, Press TV reports.

18 Dec 2011


Saudi-backed regime forces attacked the gathering on Sunday.

The mourners chanted slogans against the Bahraini regime and called for “the downfall of the ruling Al Khalifa family.”

Earlier in the day, 73-year-old Ali Ali-Ahmad was killed after he was targeted by tear gas in an attack by regime forces on a demonstration in the village.

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18 Dec 2011

Immediately after the huge waves of public demonstrations started in Bahrain in February 2011, the government resorted to violence to stop the unrest. However, the protests continued to spread and people never hesitated to express their legitimate demands openly.

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18 Dec 2011
Security forces disperse hundreds of Shia demonstrators who gathered outside capital Manama for the fourth day in a row.
Bahraini security forces have dispersed several hundred Shia demonstrators who gathered outside the capital Manama for the fourth day in a row, the AFP news agency reported.

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18 Dec 2011

Police in Bahrain on Sunday fired tear gas at thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-government slogans after the funeral of an elderly man who witnesses say died from tear gas inhalation.

The unrest Sunday is the fourth straight day of clashes between opposition supporters and security forces along a main highway west of the Bahraini capital Manama. At least 40 people have been killed since February, when Bahrain’s Shiite majority started campaigning for more rights from Sunni rulers in the Gulf kingdom that is the home of the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet.

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By Bloomberg Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011

Bahrain Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Bahrain Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, saying that the US has a role in democracy movements that continue to roil the Middle East, urged Saudi Arabia and Bahrain to embrace reform and Syria to accept protesters’ demands.

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