20-Year-old Poet and others imprisoned in Bahrain

Dandelion Salad

 on Jun 14, 2011

Journalists & Bloggers protest at Pearl Roundabout

Image by malyousif via Flickr

20 year old Ayat al-Ghermezi has been reportedly tortured and sentenced to one year imprisonment for reading a poem in public that criticized the Bahrain sheikhdom.

Press TV talks with Rodney Shakespeare, Chairman of the Committee against torture in Bahrain from London about his reaction to this latest of many illegal judicial proceedings in Bahrain.

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Bahrainis trialed despite no martial law

 on Jun 13, 2011

Thirty-three people have faced military court hearings in Bahrain despite the lifting of the martial law by the Al Khalifa regime earlier this year.

The defendants are facing charges including trying to topple the Bahraini government. Those facing charges are two former lawmakers, Jawad Firouz and Matar Matar, along with a female poet.

Press TV interviews Saeed al-Shahabi, a Bahraini opposition leader in London, as he shares his views on the Bahraini Prime Minister’s trip to the United States, and the current situation taking place in the Middle Eastern country.


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