Franklin Lamb: Int’l lawyers to file suit against Bahrain + Ralph Schoenman: Saudi, Bahrain torture medical staff

with Franklin Lamb
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
May 9, 2011


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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.


via PressTV

Franklin Lamb is doing research in Lebanon and volunteers with the Palestine Civil Rights Campaign. He can be reached at


‘Saudi, Bahrain torture medical staff’

with Ralph Schoenman
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
7 May, 2011

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.


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8 thoughts on “Franklin Lamb: Int’l lawyers to file suit against Bahrain + Ralph Schoenman: Saudi, Bahrain torture medical staff

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  7. I have posted a link on Craig Murray’s blog where he wrote about the 47 medics being charged.

    You might remember that he resigned as UK Ambassador to Ukbekistan after he had exposed the complicity of the UK and the involvement of the CIA in the terrible torture that was being carried out including boiling victims alive.

    The British government tried to destroy Craig in many ways but he survived and has finally received a weaselly letter from the Foreign Office exonerating him from their accusations.

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