Saturday, June 11, 2011

Video: Bahrain police tear gas unarmed protesters - Telegraph-Human Rights VS Oil

Video: Bahrain police tear gas unarmed protesters - Telegraph

The country has been the scene of large scale protests against King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa whose Sunni Muslim family rules over the majority Shi'ite population.
Bahrain, home to the US Navy's Fifth Fleet, called in security forces from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Arab countries in March to quash the demonstrations, accusing the protesters of having a sectarian agenda and help from Shi'ite power Iran. The opposition deny this.
The violence which has accompanied the government's crackdown has led to calls for restraint by world leaders and US President Barack Obama, in a White House meeting with Crown Prince Sheikh Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa, voiced support for moves toward a national dialogue and insisted the stability of the Gulf kingdom "depends upon respect for universal human rights," the White House said.
Bahrain had been due to host the a Formula One Grand Prix on March 13th but the protests caused this to be rescheduled for October before being cancelled due to protests from Formula One teams and drivers.

and so much for freedom of speech in Kuwait , Saudi Arabia and Bahrain as man is arrested for twittering criticizing the Royal Families.
And it should be noted the individual who has been arrested is a Shiite Muslim.
All three states are now out to suppress & oppress the Shiite community in all three states.

Kuwait arrests man over Twitter posts, security source says By REUTERS 06/11/2011

KUWAIT - Kuwait has arrested a Kuwaiti Shi'ite Muslim man for publishing criticism of the ruling families in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia on social media site Twitter, a security source said on Saturday.

Nasser Abul was arrested on Thursday and no charges have been pressed against him so far, the source said. He gave no details.

Democracy activists have used social media to debate, organize and share information in Bahrain where the government crushed a protest movement in March after inviting Saudi and United Arab Emirates forces to help restore order.

Bahrain questioned a rights activist in April for publishing an image which appeared to show signs of torture on a man who died in detention during the unrest. It is not clear if the case will be brought to court.

and so it goes,

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