Ali Al Taweel’s Death Sentence and Torture

Sent to Dandelion Salad from a personal contact who wishes to remain anonymous
Nov. 15, 2013

Ali Al Taweel is an extreme example of the illegal, violent nature of the Bahrain legal system. It also shows that torture is widespread in the prisons to degrade detainees and extract confessions.

Ali is an uneducated young man, unable to read or write and the son of a fisherman. He was picked up because he was in Sitra when the demos were going on. He was tortured for weeks including being strung up like a chicken and sexually abused. There has not been an execution of a Bahraini since 1990s, the last execution was of a Bangladeshi in 2010.

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Bahrain Regime Waging War On Its Own People by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
October 26, 2013

Bahrain protest

Image by Al Jazeera English via Flickr

The US-backed Bahraini regime is mounting an undeclared, merciless war on the majority Shia population of the tiny Persian Gulf island.

Yet, this systematic crime against humanity is proceeding with impunity and barely a murmur of international protest. The regime may be the ones holding the gun, but it is the tacit support of Washington and London that allows these despots to pull the trigger on civilians.

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Bahrain: Mohammed Al-Maskati, President of the BYSHR Summoned for Interrogation + Night Raids, Torture, Sham Trials a Daily Reality

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Procession begins

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Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights
Oct. 22, 2013

On 22 October 2013, prominent human rights defender Mr Mohammed Al-Maskati was summoned to Khamis Police Station for interrogation.

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