Obama & Clinton Pal, Bahrain’s King Al Khalifa, Jails Kids

By: Sunday June 10, 2012 6:00 pm

At left you see the photo of Ali Hasan. Ali is 11 years old and has been in a Bahraini jail for three weeks now. His crime – “Illegal gathering.” His trial will be held tomorrow.


Obama and Clinton Resume Arms Sales to the Torturers of Bahrain

By: Saturday May 12, 2012 1:00 pm

The Obama administration. After all, they have now resumed arms shipments to the Bahrain monarchy at the very moment when Al Khalifa announced an even sharper crackdown on pro-democracy protestors.

Obama Silent While Doctors, Teachers, and Bloggers Tortured in Bahrain

By: Monday May 9, 2011 6:01 am

Today Bahrain began a “trial” for 21 opposition leaders, seven of them to be tried in absentia. The trial was suddenly announced on Saturday following public attention on Friday – including an urgent appeal by Amnesty International – when word spread that human rights leader Abdulhadi Alkhawaja had been taken from jail to a hospital for surgery for injuries caused by torture. (Alkhawaja is known to many FDL readers as the father of @angryarabiya)

New York Times Throws In with Bahrain’s MOTUs

By: Monday March 21, 2011 8:00 am

Ethan Bronner of the New York Times asks how could Bahrain tolerate disruption of the Financial Center while the head of the Bahrain Human RIghts Center is beaten and threatened with rape and the “blog father” of Bahrain is missing after 50 armed security agents come looking for him.

Clinton Plays Iran Card, Winks, While Bahrain Arrests and Beats Human Rights Activists

By: Sunday March 20, 2011 6:45 am

The Bahraini monarchy is continuing its repression and crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.

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