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Bahrain: Syrian crisis impact on Bahrain’s Revolution; more crimes by regime
The dramatic developments surrounding the conflict in Syria has had two direct impacts on the Bahraini situation. The regime has intensified its oppression against the Bahraini natives; more arrests, raids on houses, abduction of children, heavy sentences of people accused of anti-regime protests and more media attacks on the country’s majority. The Alkhalifa have also escalated their preparations for future attacks on Bahrainis by purchasing more arms including Typhoon fighter jets from UK. Unfortunately, David Cameron’s government has embraced Bahrain’s dictator, Hamad Al Khalifa, granting him high profile reception and accepting in principle to supply him with the Typhoon aircrafts. On the other hand, the people have taken heart from the regional developments and raised the stakes by taking to the streets in most areas, vowing to protest in the capital and refusing to accept any accommodation with a regime that has been proven to be engaged in “syst ematic torture” according to the Commission it had itself formed and financed. While Bahraini Revolution has adopted peaceful means to topple the Alkhalifa dynastic rule, violent attacks by the regime’s forces have left many people dead or seriously injured.
The martyrdom of Sadiq Sabt, 22, last Friday 30th August, after several weeks in coma after he had been run over by a police vehicle, has inflamed the emotions and led to new confrontations. His funeral the following day was attacked with shotguns, chemical and tear gases causing more injuries and anger. The young man lost his life calling for the rights of the people; his killers remain at large.
This morning 14 years-old Jaffar Al Muqdad and his cousin Yousuf Ibrahim Al Muqdad were abducted from a swimming pool at Athari town. Their abduction brings the number of the Al Muqdad family members detained to eight. Another child, Hussain Mohammad Mahdi has been sentenced today to six months jail on the universal charge of “participating in an illegal gathering”. Another young man; Mahmood Abdulla MalAllah, has been abducted. Eyewitnesses said that he had been hit with shotguns and that he has been taken to the military hospital.
In the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia a young man has been shot dead today by the regime’s forces. Ahmad Al Muslab. 19, from Al Awwamiya Town has been killed after being shot by regime’s forces who had attacked the town. At least fifteen injured people were taken to hospital, seven of whom sustained serious injuries. It was an unprovoked attack by the Saudi forces against innocent people. The Saudis are exploiting the confused situation in Syria and settling accounts with the citizens who have been calling for political reforms in the kingdom which has remained outside the
political norms of the 21st Century.
Another day of showdown between Bahrainis and Alkhalifa mercenary forces is planned for tomorrow (Friday). The 14th February Alliance has called for peaceful protests in Manama. Nabeel Rajab, the jailed human rights activist, has issued calls for wider participation in the Manama protest arguing that demonstrations must reach the capital and eventually bring it to a standstill. On his twitter account Mr Rajab said: Manama is your capital, go to it and don’t fear the prisons. It is much better than living in humiliation without honour, dignity or rights”. He added that confining those protests to the towns and villages has only limited political advantages and that the Revolution must claim the capital as its main territory. The regime’s forces have surrounded the capital and almost every entry point has a check point with several policemen and military vehicles.
Yesterday, a rally in support of the jailed medics was held at the house of Dr Ali Al Ekri who is serving five years sentence for treating injured Bahrainis. It was attended by other doctors and aimed at urging the people to participate actively in the proposed Manama protest tomorrow.
Bahrain Freedom Movement
5th September 2013