Bahrain Newslinks 12 June 2011: US defense sales to Bahrain rose before crackdown

12 June 2011 — williambowles.info

Bahrain opposition holds rally calling for more political rights
Sacramento Bee
CAIRO, Egypt — Bahrain’s opposition on Saturday held on to its demand for an elected government that represents the will of the people, as the government announced details of a national dialogue scheduled for next month. …
http://www.sacbee.com/2011/06/11/3693793/bahrain-opposition-holds-rally.html

Ecclestone to call off Bahrain Grand Prix
The Express Tribune
By AFP Bernie Ecclestone, who made efforts to save the Bahrain GP, has lost
hope after organisers asked the sport’s governing body to call off the race
in the troubled region. PHOTO: REUTERS Bernie Ecclestone has written to
Formula One’s governing body …
http://tribune.com.pk/story/186985/ecclestone-to-call-off-bahrain-grand-prix/

US defense sales to Bahrain rose before crackdown
INDOlink
Washington, Jun 11 (AP) A government report says the US approved USD 200
million in military sales from American companies to Bahrain in 2010,
months before the pivotal Persian Gulf ally began a harsh crackdown on
protesters. …
http://www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=061111084023

Bahrain’s Al Qermezi sentenced to year in jail
gulfnews.com
By Habib Toumi, Bureau Chief Manama: Bahrain’s National Safety Court of
First Instance on Sunday sentenced Ayat Al Qermezi to one year in prison.
The court said that Ayat was guilty of the charges of inciting hatred of
the regime and of being involved …
http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/bahrain/bahrain-s-al-qermezi-sentenced-to-year-in-jail-1.820489

Bahrain court: Year jail term for anti-state poet
Forbes
AP , 06.12.11, 05:36 AM EDT MANAMA, Bahrain — Bahrain’s state news agency
says a special security court has given a one-year prison sentence to a
20-year-old woman who recited poems critical of Bahrain’s rulers. Ayat
al-Qurmezi is the first woman to …
http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2011/06/12/general-ml-bahrain_8512400.html

Medical staff crisis help for Bahrain
Trade Arabia
Bahrain is turning to the Philippines to help fill staff shortages in the
medical sector. The King Hamad University Hospital has already inquired
about recruiting Filipino medical professionals, said Philippines
Ambassador Corazon Yap-Bahjin. …
http://www.tradearabia.com/news/newsdetails.asp?Sn=HEAL&artid=200274

Bahrain to reinstate 571 sacked workers
Khaleej Times
Around 2000 Bahrainis, both in the public and private sectors, were sacked
during the months of March and April, according to the General Federation
for Bahrain Trade Unions. They lost their jobs after their companies
claimed that they took part in a …
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle08.asp?xfile=data/middleeast/2011/June/middleeast_June332.xml&section=middleeast

‘ICRC will help relieve Bahrain crisis’
Press TV
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says it will make every
effort to decrease the impacts of the violent crackdowns of the Bahraini
regime on peaceful anti-regime protesters. “We reassure that the
International Committee of the Red …
http://www.presstv.com/detail/184306.html

‘Israel desires Third World War’
Press TV
Bringing attention to Bahrain’s current situation can shed light on the
atrocities committed by corrupt powers such as the US, the UK, Saudi
Arabia, and Israel, a political analyst says. Press TV has conducted an
interview with Rodney Shakespeare, …
http://www.presstv.com/detail/184250.html

Interview with Finian Cunningham: Bahrain and the US Role
OpEdNews
By Timothy Gatto (about the author) Page 1 of 2 page(s) By Timothy V. Gatto
and Finian Cunninghan This third interview with Finian Cunningham, an Irish
journalist now living in Manama, Bahrain, is probably the most telling yet.

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Interview-with-Finian-Cunn-by-Timothy-Gatto-110612-589.html

‘S Arabia a threat to all ME uprisings’
Press TV
Bahrain’s Saudi-backed regime continues to quell political activists and
anti-government protesters amid fresh rallies across the country. Press TV
interviews Saeed al-Shahabi, a Bahraini opposition leader in London, as he
shares his views on the …
http://www.presstv.com/detail/184328.html

“Bahrain Closer to Abyss”: Cleric
Al-Manar TV
Sheikh Issa Qasim, a senior Bahraini cleric warned that the country is
approaching an abyss as anti-regime protests resumed in the towns and
villages around the capital. “This country is being brought closer to an
abyss of terrifying destruction unless …
http://www.almanar.com.lb/english/adetails.php?eid=18756&frid=23&seccatid=27&cid=23&fromval=1

Danish Writer Criticized the West for Stony Silence on Bahrain
ABNA.ir
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – Zahra al-Rabiee, a Muslim living in Denmark,
says while Western countries are closely following political events in the
Middles East countries such as Syria, they have turned a blind eye to
massacres taking place in Bahrain …
http://abna.ir/data.asp?lang=3&Id=246704

Bahrainis accept F1 decision, but bitterness prevails
gulfnews.com
By Habib Toumi, Bahrain Bureau Chief Manama: For Maha Al Dossari, the
decision by the world racing federation not to hold a Formula One (F1) race
in Bahrain this year is the result of a cascade of mis-appreciations,
misjudegements and misunderstandings …
http://gulfnews.com/sport/motorsport/bahrainis-accept-f1-decision-but-bitterness-prevails-1.820199

‘US arms sales to Bahrain rise’
Press TV
The US increased its military sales to Bahrain just before Manama began its
brutal crackdown on protesters in February, says a report by the US State
Department. The annual report that provides sales figures between the US
weapon manufacturers and …
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/184194.html

Bahrain court: Year jail term for anti-state poet
Atlanta Journal Constitution
AP MANAMA, Bahrain — Bahrain’s state news agency says a special security
court has given a one-year prison sentence to a 20-year-old woman who
recited poems critical of Bahrain’s rulers. Bahraini Shiite Muslims chant
slogans to free prisoners during a …
http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/bahrain-court-year-jail-973888.html

Largest demonstration in Bahrain since March
Al Jazeera
Thousands of pro-democracy protesters have staged the largest demonstration
in Bahrain since the unrest began in March. Al Jazeera’s Charles Startford
reports.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKy0R1u54S4

Bahrain Protests: Opposition Rally Draws More Than 10000
By The Huffington Post News Editors
MANAMA, Bahrain — More than 10000 demonstrators joined Bahrain’s first
public rally in months Saturday as the leader of the Gulf nation’s main
Shiite political party urged backers to press ahead with peaceful protests
for greater …
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/11/bahrain-protests-opposition-rally_n_875380.html

Kuwaiti arrested for criticising Bahrain and Saudi Arabia …
By Nancy Messieh
The irony in his arrest is that his criticism was not of the Kuwaiti
government itself, but rather of criticizing the Bahraini and Saudi
governments, particularly in relation to their treatment of the Shi’ite
minority, of which he is …
http://thenextweb.com/me/2011/06/12/kuwaiti-arrested-for-criticising-bahrain-and-saudi-arabia-governments-on-twitter/
The Next Web
http://thenextweb.com/

Defense sales to Bahrain rose before crackdown – Army News | News …
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — A government report says the U.S. approved $200 million in
military sales from American companies to Bahrain in 2010, months before
the pivotal Persian Gulf ally began a harsh crackdown on protesters.
http://www.armytimes.com/news/2011/06/ap-defense-sales-to-bahrain-rose-before-crackdown-061111/

Thousands Protest in Bahrain | Informed Comment
By Juan
The Shiite Wifaq Party succeeded in staging a demonstration some 10000
strong in the town of Sar, Bahrain, on Saturday. Movement leader Sheikh Ali
Salman called a “big lie” the charge that Wifaq wanted an Iran-style
theocracy, …
http://www.juancole.com/2011/06/thousands-protest-in-bahrain.html

10000 Protest in Bahrain; Were US Arms Used Against Protesters …
By Past Member
More than 10000 people participated in the first public rally in Bahrain in
months earlier today, says the Guardian. The country’s main Shia political
party organized the demonstration in an area north-west of the capital
Manama.
http://www.care2.com/causes/politics/blog/10-000-protest-in-bahrain/

Bahrain GP Finally Cancelled | The Sunday Leader
By admin
A week of confirmations and cancellations in the world of Formula 1 came to
a close with the announcement that Bahrain would not be hosting its first
ever Grand Prix. On Friday organisers accepted that the Bahrain Grand Prix
would not …
http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2011/06/12/bahrain-gp-finally-cancelled/

Thousands Demonstrate In Bahrain | FrumForum
By FrumForum News
Reuters reports: (Reuters) – Thousands of Bahrainis shouting we are
victorious gathered for a rally for political reform on Saturday, in the
first large.
http://www.frumforum.com/thousands-march-in-bahrain

Thousands call for reform in Bahrain | The Lincoln Tribune
By admin
MANAMA, BAHRAIN (BNO NEWS) — Thousands of people on Saturday protested
against the Bahraini government, responding to a call by the main
opposition party. According to CNN, this was the second such protest since
the government last …
http://lincolntribune.com/?p=13786

EA WorldView – Home – Bahrain, Libya, Syria (and Beyond) LiveBlog …
By Scott Lucas
0555 GMT: We begin in Bahrain, where thousands — the opposition said more
than 10000; the Ministry of Interior claimed only 4000 — openly marched
for the first time in months without resistance from security forces. …
http://www.enduringamerica.com/home/2011/6/12/bahrain-libya-syria-and-beyond-liveblog-protest-re-appears.html

F1 Trash: Bernie Ecclestone Takes a Swing At Sultans of Bahrain …
By bmaz
Bernie yanks the Bahraini GP and Vettel looks on track for another win in
Montreal.
http://emptywheel.firedoglake.com/2011/06/11/f1-trash-bernie-ecclestone-takes-a-swing-at-sultans-of-bahrain/

Bahrain court: Year jail term for anti-state poet (AP) – Haaretz Daily
By haaretz
Bahrain court: Year jail term for anti-state poet (AP). AP – Bahrain’s
state news agency says a special security court has given a one-year prison
sentence to a 20-year-old woman who recited poems critical of Bahrain’s
rulers. …
http://www.haaretzdaily.com/bahrain-court-year-jail-term-for-anti-state-poet-ap/

Thousands call for reform in Bahrain | News Rickey
By Anna Malik
MANAMA, BAHRAIN (BNO NEWS) — Thousands of people on Saturday protested
against the Bahraini government, responding to a call by the main
opposition.
http://news.rickey.org/thousands-call-for-reform-in-bahrain/4662

Largest demonstration in Bahrain since March | Ethiopian Review
By Al Jazeera
Largest demonstration in Bahrain since March. Thousands of pro-democracy
protesters have staged the largest demonstration in Bahrain since the
unrest began in March. Al Jazeera’s Charles Startford reports. From:
AlJazeeraEnglish …
http://www.ethiopianreview.com/video/?p=30115

More than 10000 demonstrators have joined Bahrain’s first…
By Kanika Mehta
More than 10000 demonstrators have joined Bahrain’s first public rally in
months as the Gulf nation’s main Shiite political party shows its resolve
after fierce crackdowns on protests for greater political rights. …
http://realtime.ibnlive.in.com/more-than-10000-demonstrators-have-joined-bahrains-first/8169.html

Bahrain crackdown: Obama asks Bahrain crown prince to ease …
President Obama pressed Bahrain’s crown prince to ease the Persian Gulf
state’s brutal crackdown on its political opposition and urged him to “hold

http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jun/08/world/la-fg-obama-bahrain-20110608

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