Bahrain Newslinks for 15 June 2011: Bahrain to sue Independent newspaper over articles

15 June 2011 — williambowles.info

Ex-editors of opposition Bahraini newspaper to go on trial
CNN International
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) — The trial of three Bahraini opposition journalists accused of fabricating news to disrupt peace during the civil unrest in the Gulf state adjourned after a few minutes Wednesday. Civilian High Court judges postponed …
http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/meast/06/15/bahrain.journalists.trial/

Bahraini woman’s poetry lands her in jail
MiamiHerald.com
By ROY GUTMAN AND LAITH HAMMOUDI BAGHDAD — At 20, Ayat al Qurmezi isn’t
the youngest person jailed for speaking at Bahrain’s anti-government
protests earlier this year – a 15-year-old boy may hold that distinction –
but she’s the only one now serving …
http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/06/14/2266842/bahraini-womans-poetry-lands-her.html

Bahrain to sue Independent newspaper over articles
The Guardian
Bahrain’s ruling regime has suppressed a series of popular demonstrations
in recent months. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images Bahrain is to sue the
Independent newspaper, accusing it of “orchestrating a defamatory and
premeditated media campaign” against …
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/15/bahrain-sue-independent-newspaper-articles

Bahrain’s Arab Spring: Past, Present, Future
Gulf Daily News
By SCOUT FINCH , Posted on » Wednesday, June 15, 2011 Bahrain has been in
the media a lot lately, and not for the “right reasons”. Instead, it has
come under attack from a small but vocal group of would-be revolutionaries
who rode the coattails of the …
http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=307968

Michele Bachmann debates; Bahrain poet imprisoned; Fake Navy SEALs
Washington Post (blog)
A 20-year-old woman in Bahrain has been sentenced to a year in prison for
reciting poetry. Convicted of anti-state charges, Ayat al-Qurmezi was
beaten and tortured in custody, Amnesty International reported. According
to the Associated Press: Ayat …
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/michele-bachmann-debates-bahrain-poet-imprisoned-fake-navy-seals/2011/06/14/AGEcbZUH_blog.html

2010 State Department Human Rights Report on Bahrain
OpEdNews
By Stephen Lendman (about the author) Page 1 of 4 page(s) In April, 19
human rights organizations condemned Bahrain as one of the world’s leading
terror states, the Al Khalifa monarchy having lost all legitimacy. The
undersigned “severely condemn the …
http://www.opednews.com/articles/2010-State-Department-Huma-by-Stephen-Lendman-110615-271.html

HRW asks if Bahrain is keen on reform
UPI.com
BEIRUT, Lebanon, June 14 (UPI) — Bahrain might be sincere about efforts to
reform but it does little good when the country is locking up people it
should be talking to, a rights group said. A special military court in
Bahrain during the weekend had …
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Special/2011/06/14/HRW-asks-if-Bahrain-is-keen-on-reform/UPI-89801308077776/

Medicos tortured, Bahrain trial told
Sydney Morning Herald
BAHRAIN has defied international criticism by continuing the military trial
of dozens of medical personnel accused of trying to topple the government.
At the hearing, attended by Stephanie Williams, the top US diplomat in
Bahrain, Ali al-Ekri, …
http://www.smh.com.au/world/medicos-tortured-bahrain-trial-told-20110614-1g1vn.html

Bahrain says to sue British newspaper over articles
DAWN.com
MANAMA: Bahrain said on Monday it would sue the British newspaper the
Independent, accusing it of “defamation and a premeditated media
campaign” against the Gulf Arab kingdom, which quashed weeks of protests
earlier this year. …
http://www.dawn.com/2011/06/15/bahrain-says-to-sue-british-newspaper-over-articles.html

Iraq’s Sadr asks Bahrain to pardon Shiites
AFP
NAJAF, Iraq — Radical Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Tuesday
called on Bahrain to pardon two Shiite protesters sentenced to death over
the killing of two policemen in the Sunni-ruled kingdom. “I ask the
government of Bahrain to grant an …
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jLHutvSGfISCPIZtxwpOwnxS44hQ?docId=CNG.aead89b9b363e3445792d08a945af810.a21

Rights Groups Raise Alarm over Torture of Bahrain Protesters
Al-Manar TV
Human rights organizations voiced concern over the torture which
pro-democracy protesters in Bahrain have being exposed to. Human Rights
Watch was urging Bahrain on Tuesday to stop special military court
proceedings against those arrested during the …
http://www.almanar.com.lb/english/adetails.php?eid=18976&frid=23&seccatid=27&cid=23&fromval=1
See all stories on this topic:
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Union faces legal action
Gulf Daily News
By SANDEEP SINGH GREWAL , Posted on » Wednesday, June 15, 2011 BAHRAIN’s
biggest trade union faces legal action if its board ignores demands to step
down. The General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions (GFBTU) called for
nationwide strikes during …
http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=307979

6 months on, Arab spring faces serious threats
Egyptian Gazette
Protests spread across the Arab world but so far the leaders of Libya,
Syria and Bahrain have refused to step down, responding to popular unrest
with brute force. “The concept of taking to the streets and toppling the
regime, like what happened in …
http://213.158.162.45/~egyptian/index.php?action=news&id=19198&title=6%20months%20on,%20Arab%20spring%20faces%20serious%20threats

Bahrain targets activists as military trials continue | Amnesty …
By Amnesty International
Dozens of people linked to pro-reform protests in Bahrain earlier this year
are facing unfair trials at a special military court set up during a state
of emergency.
http://www.amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/bahrain-targets-activists-military-trials-continue-2011-06-14

Bahrain: Stop Military Court Travesty of Justice | Human Rights Watch
By Human Rights Watch
Most defendants hauled before Bahrain’s special military court are facing
blatantly political charges, and trials are unfair. The Crown Prince may be
sincere in his efforts to promote dialogue, but what good is that while
back home the …
http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2011/06/14/bahrain-stop-military-court-travesty-justice

Bahrain Twitter Action: Stop Unfair Trials | Human Rights Now …
By Christoph Koettl
Putting civilians in front of military courts in Bahrain is a travesty of
justice. Taking a cue from Arab Spring activists using social media, we
will protest via Twitter.
http://blog.amnestyusa.org/waronterror/dear-statedept-please-protest-unfair-trial-of-bahrain-activists/

2010 State Department Human Rights Report on Bahrain | War Is A …
By Stephen Lendman
Amnesty International (AI) condemned Bahrain’s excessive force, killings,
mass arrests, detentions, and torture, including beatings, electro-shocks,
threatened rape, as well as other abuses to extract forced confessions
despite no …
http://warisacrime.org/content/2010-state-department-human-rights-report-bahrain

2010 State Department Human Rights Report on Bahrain
By Steve Lendman
The undersigned “severely condemn the authorities’ crackdown on prominent
human rights defenders Abdulhadi Al Khawaja and Nabeel Rajab in Bahrain. We
are gravely concerned for the safety and well-being of both human rights
defenders who …
http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2011/06/2010-state-department-human-rights.html

Index on Censorship » Blog Archive » Bahrain: Woman beaten and …
By Sarah Cox
Twenty-year-old student, Ayat al-Gormezi, who recited poems critical of
Bahrain’s rulers at a Shia-led protest in Pearl Square has been sentenced
to a year in prison. In the lead up to her trial she claimed that she was
beaten in prison …
http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2011/06/bahrain-woman-beaten-and-jailed-for-poetry-reading/

Bahrain to sue The Independent for publishing defamatory reports …
By Mahmood Rafique – http://www.twentyfoursevennews.com
Bahrain News, Bahrain has decided to sue the British Independent newspaper
for repeatedly publishing wrong and defamatory information to tarnish its
image. The Information.
http://twentyfoursevennews.com/gcc/headline/bahrain-to-sue-the-independent-for-publishing-defamatory-reports/

Bahrain: A year in jail for a poem – Blog – The Arabist
By Ursula Lindsey
On Sunday a court in Bahrain sentenced Ayat Al Qurmazi, a 20-year-old
education student, to a year in prison for insulting the king and inciting
hatred. Al Qurmazi became famous after reciting poetry Pearl Square that
includes the lines …
http://www.arabist.net/blog/2011/6/14/bahrain-a-year-in-jail-for-a-poem.html

Bahrain to sue The Independent over coverage of country’s protests …
By 100gf
Bahrain’s Information Affairs Authority (IAA) has reportedly engaged a
British legal firm to sue The Independent over its coverage of recent
protests in the country. Apparently citing the reports filed by Robert Fisk
in particular, …
http://100gf.wordpress.com/2011/06/15/bahrain-to-sue-the-independent-over-coverage-of-countrys-protests/

Bahrain says to sue British newspaper over articles @ Current Affairs
By admin
MANAMA: Bahrain said on Monday it would sue the British newspaper the
Independent, accusing it of “defamation and a premeditated media
campaign” against the Gulf Arab kingdom, which quashed weeks of protests
earlier this year. …
http://pakistanvoices.com/current_affairs/bahrain-says-to-sue-british-newspaper-over-articles/

Bahrainis should sue the U.S… “US defense sales to Bahrain rose …
By Seham
US defense sales to Bahrain rose before crackdown (AP) AP – 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.
http://mondoweiss.net/2011/06/bahrainis-should-sue-the-u-s-us-defense-sales-to-bahrain-rose-before-crackdown.html

20-Year-old Poet and others imprisoned in Bahrain « Dandelion Salad
By dandelionsalad
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. …
http://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2011/06/14/20-year-old-poet-and-others-imprisoned-in-bahrain/

Bahrain to sue Independent newspaper over articles – The Guardian …
By sally
“Bahrain is to sue the Independent newspaper, accusing it of
‘orchestrating a defamatory and premeditated media campaign’ against the
Gulf state and neighbouring Saudi Arabia. It singled out for criticism the
newspaper’s award-winning …
http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/2011/06/bahrain-to-sue-independent-newspaper-over-articles-the-guardian/

Bahrain doctors function on trial, alleging torture to extract …
By admin
The doctors, their lawyers and international human being civil liberties
activists say the defendants were suffering to extract confessions beside a
background.
http://www.ymfy.org/bahrain-doctors-function-on-trial-alleging-torture-to-extract-confessions/

Islam Times – ‘Tortured Bahraini activist dies’
Islam Times – A “tortured” Bahraini anti-regime activist has died a day
after he was released from jail, witnesses say.
http://www.islamtimes.org/vdcdx505.yt0jj6me2y.html

For U.S., Dealing With Dictators Is Not Unusual | KOSU Radio
By KOSU News
“Possibly because of concerns that a rise to power of the Shiite
opposition could jeopardize the extensive U.S. military cooperation with
Bahrain, the March-May government crackdown has not prompted the Obama
administration to call for …
http://kosu.org/2011/06/for-u-s-dealing-with-dictators-is-not-unusual/

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