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Bahrain:Aftermath - Medical staff convicted for 'helping protesters'

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posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 10:25 AM
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Bahrain:Aftermath - Medical staff convicted for 'helping protesters'


edition.cnn.com

A group of 20 doctors who were detained during this year's protests in Bahrain have been convicted of attempting to overthrow the government and hit with lengthy prison sentences, authorities and a human rights group said Thursday.

Thirteen of the physicians were sentenced to 15 years in prison, two for 10 years and five for five years, said military prosecutor, Col. Yussef Rashid Flaifel.
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posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 10:25 AM
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First of all, this civilian staff was convicted by military court, with hearing not exceeding 10 mins. Charges included stealing medicine, stockpiling weapons and occupying a hospital during unrest
from GlobalNews


"These are simply ludicrous charges against civilian professionals who were working to save lives," said Philip Luther of Amnesty International.
Hundreds of activists have been imprisoned since March when Bahrain's rulers imposed martial law to deal with protests by the country's Shiite majority demanding greater rights and freedoms.
More than 30 people have been killed since the protests began in February, inspired by Arab uprisings elsewhere. The Sunni monarchy that rules this strategically important Gulf nation, which is home to the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet, responded with a violent crackdown.


Pure revenge by Sunnis, medical staff spoken during riots, against current regime. Retaliation and lesson for others.



The authorities saw the hospital's mostly Shiite staff — some of whom participated in pro-democracy street marches — as protest sympathizers, although the medics claimed they treated all who needed care.


It's outrageous, Amnesty International already issued a statetment condemning Bahrain government's actions.
I expect absolutely no response from western gov's, as Bahrain is one of US allies in the area, along with Saudis who helped to squish down rebellion.

Arab-Spring, huh?

edition.cnn.com
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posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 10:31 AM
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And these people are our ``allies``... give me a freaking break.

Time to cut all commerce with them, and put charges on the leadership. No sanctions, as sanctions only affect the population.

But of course that won't happen, the US has one of their fleet based there.



posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 01:04 PM
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Originally posted by Vitchilo
But of course that won't happen, the US has one of their fleet based there.


And they don't have enough resources to make raid-and-rebuild tactic profitable.



posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 04:19 PM
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And the silence coming from Western Governments is deafening.

If this was Syria, it would be being totally condemned from all Zionist loving Governments. The hypocrisy is sickening, but not surprising.

We live in a #ed up World with #ed up leaders. Leaders who are merely puppets for the Zionist agenda. I think this strongly proves that the Zionists set the agenda, no longer a theory.

I know people will cry it's Geo Politics, but come on, that is NO longer acceptable.



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 07:13 AM
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You know the saddest thing? These people want what the Western governments talk so dearly about. Democracy. Instead, they ignore the nation like nothing is going on.



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