“An anti-government protester walks towards riot police, holding stones in her hands, during a protest asking for the release of human rights activists Nabeel Rajab and Zaynab al-Khawaja in the village of Sanabis west of Manama May 16, 2012.” ~REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
Tag Archive: Bahrain
I am framing this. <3
Feels good man.
“Anonymous has been monitoring the human rights situation in Bahrain and the popular democratic uprising for over a year now, only to see the oppression of its people grow worse. When governments murder peaceful protesters on an ongoing basis, their illegitimacy becomes clear to all who can see. The government of Bahrain has been warned. We will not stop our support of the Bahraini people or our war against your tyranny until the people of Bahrain have true freedom and peace. This regime – which maintains its power by force and justifies it by birthright – has responded to the protests with a violent crackdown calculated to intimidate those within the country and a sophisticated public relations strategy calculated to deceive those outside of it. The crackdown has left scores dead and thousands in prison; the PR campaign is intended to ensure that such protesters are not only injured and imprisoned, but also libeled and forgotten. The violence is handled in the usual way; the lies come courtesy of an American PR firm called Qorvis. For too long, we have watched this tyrannical government tear gas its own people literally to death, with over 30 fatalities reported so far. We have watched as thousands of innocent protesters and activists have been jailed. We have watched as human rights advocate Abdulhadi Alkhawaja commits himself to death via a prison hunger strike that as of 22/4/2012 is 74 days in length, simply in the hope that some men somewhere will notice what is being done to other men here. We have witnessed doctors and nurses imprisoned merely for treating those wounded protesters who find themselves brutalized by security forces. And we have become outraged by the ignorance and outright lies of mainstream media regarding what is truly happening in Bahrain – lies concocted in large part by Qorvis, which is more than happy to defend such crimes and even to libel those of Bahrain’s activists who try bring them to the world’s attention at risk to their own lives.”
See the rest of the deface here: http://f1-racers.net/
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(Scene in Bahrain that day 04/20)
(Video Version of events in Bahrain that day 4/20: youtube)
More photos of what has been happening in Bahrain:
16 Dec 2011
Interrogation with Massoma AlSayed and Zainab AlKhawaja started after 2 am and 4 am respectively (Bahrain time) and lasted for around 2 hours each. According to lawyer, interrogations were not recorded as per BICI recommendations.
Zainab AlKhawaja was charged with 1. illegal gathering 2. assaulting a female officer 3. inciting hatred against the regime.
Masooma AlSayed was charged with 1. illegal gathering 2. assaulting a female officer.
Masooma Alsayed was kicked in her rights leg and is now limping, was not seen by doctor. There are red marks around her wrists because of the handcuffs.
Zainab when arrested had something sprayed in her eyes and was unable to see for approximately an hour. At the police station was beaten on head, arms and legs, as she was unable to see. Zainab recognized the voice of the policewoman who beat her, public prosecutor refused to write it down. Lawyer attempted to show public prosecutor video of the arrest, he refused to see it.
Policewoman came in with bandaged arm claiming Masooma and Zainab hit her. Zainab refused to sign statement unless policewoman’s name who hit her was taken. Prosecutor got angry and made everyone leave the room.
Prosecutor decided that Zainab and Masooma will be detained for 7 days. They will be then presented to a judge who will decide whether to extend their detention or not.
Lawyer says they are worried about the safety of Zainab and Masooma as same police who beat them are transfering them to prison. The same police who arrested Zainab and Masooma are the ones who brought them to public prosecution and testified against them.
Zainab was examined today by the public prosecution’s forensic doctor.
Zainab and Masooma have now been moved to womens detention in Isa Town. Police are refusing to take clothes for Zainab Alkhawaja or allow her family to bring her glasses although she cant see well without them, they are also not allowing her toothbrush or soap despite her needing to change and clean up after being dragged on the ground.
Protests return to #Bahrain Via @Reuters
1) “Women wave Bahraini flags while shouting anti-government slogans during a sit-in outside the United Nations House in Manama December 14, 2011.” (REUTERS/ Hamad I Mohammed)
2)“Anti-government protesters walk on the highway as riot police vehicles approach in Budaiya Highway west of Manama, December 15, 2011.”
(REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed)
3)“Protesters run into a coffee shop to take shelter from the tear gas that was fired by the riot police during a sit-in at a roundabout in Budaiya Highway west of Manama, December 15, 2011.” (REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed)
4)“A police officer speaks to Zaynab al-Khawaja, the daughter of Human Rights activist, Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, after she refused to leave after a sit-in at a roundabout in Budaiya Highway west of Manama, December 15, 2011.” (REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed)
5)“A police officer drags Zaynab al-Khawaja, the daughter of Human Rights activist, Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, after handcuffing her when she refused to leave after a sit-in at a roundabout in Budaiya Highway west of Manama, December 15, 2011.”
(REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed)
More photos here: Reuters
More information: URGENT APPEAL: Zainab AlKhawaja beaten, dragged and arrested: http://bahrainrights.hopto.org/en/node/4906
Protests flare up in #Bahrain
“Riot police fired tear gas and stun grenades at demonstrators Nov. 23 after clashes erupted just hours before the release of an independent report on Bahrain’s harsh crackdowns on the largest Arab Spring unrest in the Gulf.”~Yahoo
Press Release – Who are Anonymous & What Anonymous represents !
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Dear Citizens of the World.
There has been some confusion among the media about who/what anonymous is/represents. There have also been questions asked about the input from Anonymous during the current global revolution.
Anonymous is an online pool of consciousness, sometimes we create a force towards a similar direction which could manifest in revolution. Anonymous has NO leader. We are one. We are many. One does not speak for many. Many do not speak for all. No one speaks for all. We come from all walks of life. All age, race, sex, places. We have no ideologies. We have every ideology imaginable. We have no goals. We have every goal imaginable. To understand Anonymous would be to understand our universe. Anonymous can not be labelled, blamed or made a scapegoat. To blame Anonymous would be to blame the citizens of the world. There is no discrimination in Anonymous unless you do not have an internet connection. We do not work with post.
No one speaks for Anonymous. Nothing is official. No videos. No operations. Not even this press release, even though it was created by an Anonymous number of Anonymous at an Anonymous time in an Anonymous place and uploaded Anonymously, it does not speak for Anonymous.
At this current time the worldwide events have attracted the attention of many Anonymous. We are shocked. We have witness the violation of human rights, basic human freedoms, media manipulation and unlawful government scare tactics and genocide. Anonymous is everywhere. We see everything. We never sleep, while one side of the world slumber the other awakens. We are active, always.
We do not take sides, we do not believe in sides. We are not followers. We are our own leaders on our own journey. Many Anonymous uphold the law of the land, human rights and freedom of speech, but we are many. We can not speak for all. We know that the following countries Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Honduras, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, Venezuela and Yemen are under protest and are watching them. We are with them. We are them. Where the weak stand together to demand freedom we will stand with them. We are not terrorists. We are freedom fighters, helping to give voices to the voiceless.
We are more than you think. Trying to stop Anonymous is like trying to stop a tsunami with a surfboard, to try to hit a lighting bolt with an umbrella, to douse a fire away with petrol, or to fist fight the earth.
The time has come for the people of the world to unite. You can not wait for a revolution. You are the revolution. We are the revolution. Our strength is in numbers. The time is now. Every time you decide not to exercise your rights, every time you do not deny ignorance, every time you give your money to a corporate business you are contributing to the oppression of the human race. Anonymous is calling for your help. The people of the world are calling for your help.
We do it because we can. We do it for the future, of our children and all life on this planet. We do it because we see lies and deceit. We do it because every digital account is fueled with the strength of human emotion, but mostly we do it for the lulz.
Anonymous are the people. The people are Anonymous. Now you can be Anonymous.
We do not forget.
We do not forgive.
We are legion.
Source – http://www.cyberguerrilla.info/?p=85
And Syria.. please.