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May 9, 2011
A group of international lawyers will file suit to force America to stop foreign aid to Bahrain and Saudi Arabia because of crimes against their people.
Press TV talks with Franklin Lamb, international lawyer in Beirut who is part of the external force acting in solidarity with the people of Bahrain being brutalized by the regime there. Following is a transcript of the interview.
Franklin Lamb: Arrests from the political opposition are completely illegal certainly under international law. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International are condemning them.
I want to take this opportunity to announce that there is a law suit being prepared against the monarchy (of Bahrain) and the Saudis, naming individuals, being filed in the American court through the American legal system and that will be a very serious complaint in the Federal district court and that will apply the standards of law, not the joke that’s going on, the hoax really, in Bahrain.
Internationally there was a petition filed with the ICC (International Criminal Court) — I don’t think it will go anywhere. First of all there were several defects in that filing and it is more information than it is a complaint.
The Human Rights Watch has a role in this, but where is the Arab League in this? Why are they so quiet? They should press it. Obviously the Americans are the ones most responsible indirectly because of the support, they fear now really that if there’s a regime change they’ll lose the base for the Fifth Fleet. But again, the international law, the principles, standards and the rules are only as good as those states and NGOs and the public who insist on their enforcement.
‘Saudi, Bahrain torture medical staff’
with Ralph Schoenman
7 May, 2011
PressTVGlobalNews on May 7, 2011
Medical personnel treating injured Bahraini protesters are kidnapped and tortured by Saudi-backed Bahraini forces who, ultimately, serve US interests, an analyst says.
In an interview with Press TV, political commentator Ralph Schoenman gives testimony from a tortured medical worker held by the Saudi-backed Bahraini regime.
- Detained Bahraini Medics: Brutal Crackdown against Pro-democracy Movement by Finian Cunningham (dandelionsalad.wordpress.com)
- Resolution In Support Of The General Federation Of Trade Unions And The Civilian Population Of Bahrain (dandelionsalad.wordpress.com)
- In the face of unbridled attack, a nationwide renewal of resistance in Bahrain by Ralph Schoenman (dandelionsalad.wordpress.com)
- Bahrain: Claims of Civilian Killings, Disappearances, Torture, Chemical Warfare Agents and Organ Theft From Victims of State Violence (dandelionsalad.wordpress.com)