Bahraini Democracy protestor jailed for two years.

eoghanacht

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Bahraini rights activist Nabeel Rajab sentenced to two years in jail | Article [AMP] | Reuters


(Reuters) - A Bahrain court sentenced rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab to two years in jail on Monday, supporters said, for allegedly making “false or malicious” statements about Bahraini authorities.......


The Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) said Rajab had been unable to attend the trial, having been at an interior ministry hospital since his health deteriorated in April. He was detained a year ago.

"This outrageous sentence against someone speaking the truth exhibits the brutality of the Bahraini government and its heinous crimes and that of its kangaroo court," said Sayed Al-Wadaei, director of advocacy at BIRD.
Rajab criticized U.S. President Donald Trump in a New York Times column in May for selling arms to his country and to Saudi Arabia, citing their human rights records.

Trump's White House has green-lighted a $5 billion military sale to Bahrain held up by the administration of his predecessor Barrack Obama last year over human rights concerns. The island state is home to the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet.

The Sunni-ruled kingdom, most of whose population is Shi'ite, says it faces a threat from neighboring Shi'ite theocracy Iran.
Donald Trump says Iranian protesters will see 'great support' from US | The Independent


What's a good pro democracy supporter and what's a bad one? Anyone?
 


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The Sunni-ruled kingdom, most of whose population is Shi'ite, says it faces a threat from neighboring Shi'ite theocracy Iran.
That's all you need to know about Bahrain.
 

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Bahrain is a pressure relief valve for Saudi society ever since the causeway was built. They can head off from Wednesday to Saturday for a drink and a jig-a-jig with a Russian whore.
 

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Bahrain is a pressure relief valve for Saudi society ever since the causeway was built. They can head off from Wednesday to Saturday for a drink and a jig-a-jig with a Russian whore.
Well, I suppose it is closer (and cheaper) than the casinos in Beirut, where they also flock.
 

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Trump (on the advice of Tillerson) will not blink here. BoJo will have nothing so either.

That Saudi arms deal has purchased silence from two of the most outspoken Western politicians.
 

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Thanks Barrack - your Nobel Peace Prize is still held in esteem.
I suppose if you've nothing to say on the matter, you may aswell throw up any old trite nonsense.
 

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A lot of Bahraini money finds its way to the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin.
 

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Funny how no Western Media on about Democracy here
Two massive naval bases and of course the oil money that goes a long way in propping up the armaments industry of those two countries.

I get the "Real politik" of ignoring these protesters by the powers that be just struck by P.ie's bomb Iran brigades complete denial of the reality of life your average Bahraini.

Especially when you consider the cries from certain corners about the need for western troops to get involved with ISIS to say ME xians.

But when a Shia country tries to intervene on behalf of Shi'as in Yemen/Bahrain they're the bad guys.
 

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The Bahraini democracy protestors where ignored under SoS Hillary Rodham Clinton. And the same will happen under Tillerson.

Trump might spontaneously hit Twitter - but I suspect he has been told that the KSA weapons deal will keep him silent.
 


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