Blood in the Street, Injustice in the Courts, Silence from the US

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While Bahraini authorities are silencing activists, opposition leaders and even medical personnel in military courts, the United States Government remains silent. We have seen the US respond to the popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, yet government officials so far have remained relatively silent on the crackdown in Bahrain – imposed on the streets and in the courts.

The most recent indications for this silent acceptance of human rights violations include the (rather secret) meetings of high level US government officials with the Bahraini Crown Prince yesterday, and the recent refusal by the State Department to testify before the Congressional Human Rights Commission.

The United States’ failure to act in Bahrain represents a tragic double standard in US Middle East policies. In Obama’s May 19th speech on the Middle East and North Africa, the President won applause for rhetoric admonishing the Bahraini Monarchy’s repression of dissent, stating that “you can’t have a real dialogue when parts of the peaceful opposition are in jail.”

Currently, Amnesty has reports of 14 Bahrainis on trial in military court (plus seven in absentia) for organizing and leading recent protests. We believe that many of them are likely to be Prisoners of Conscience.

Beyond Obama’s bold rhetoric, no action from the US has followed, and the unfair trials continue. The newest victims are doctors and nurses, put on trial for helping wounded protesters – and a poet who is on trial for a protest reading!

Also this week, Bahrain security forces face fresh claims of torture and other abuses against medical doctors and nurses who treated injured protesters in February and March.  Relatives of the accused have alleged that security officials forced detainees to stand for long periods, deprived them of sleep, beat them with rubber hoses and wooden boards containing nails and made them sign papers while blindfolded.  Some were forced to sign false confessions.

Bahrain’s protests began in late February, and since then Bahrain’s conservative Monarchy has temporarily imposed martial law, used excessive force against peaceful protesters and continues to shrink the space for the peaceful expression of opinions. This became clear and palpable during Amnesty International’s most recent fact-finding visit, following an earlier visit in February, and is well documented.

If you are against double standards in the Middle East, join our call to the State Department to speak out more forcefully against unfair trials in Bahrain, and ask them to send trial observers. Please also watch this blog for additional actions over the next days.

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106 thoughts on “Blood in the Street, Injustice in the Courts, Silence from the US

  1. I never thought that Amnesty or Human Right watch could ever be penetrated be political gains, I was making a big mistake, it's a shame that they are penetrated, that's what I have seen from your biased and dishonest reporting about Bahrain… Shame

  2. Thanks For the Amnesty And Human Right Watch , About the Big Support That giving Us its Just the Like the Sun in Shining ,, you Give Us Hope ..
    with All This Reports Cause its Hurts
    when we Scream in Such Extreme Pain And No One care .
    and You Just give Us HOPE ..
    So Thank You we Really Need this Support ..

  3. I never thought that Amnesty or Human Right watch could ever be penetrated be political gains, I was making a big mistake, it’s a shame that they are penetrated, that’s what I have seen from your biased and dishonest reporting about Bahrain… Shame

  4. Thanks For the Amnesty And Human Right Watch , About the Big Support That giving Us its Just the Like the Sun in Shining ,, you Give Us Hope ..
    with All This Reports Cause its Hurts
    when we Scream in Such Extreme Pain And No One care .
    and You Just give Us HOPE ..
    So Thank You we Really Need this Support ..

  5. Dear Mr Koettl,

    Your report couldn't be bettered for sheer honesty.

    Speaking truth to power doesn't get more forthright than this.

    Power, though,is never known to speak the truth when its interests are not served.

    At the prospect of even a ripple rocking the US 5th Fleet in Manama i presume, the Great Demagogue's flowery phrases have given way to an earsplitting silence.

    Bahrain to me is the ultimate test today on any true commitment to full rights & democracy in the Middle East .

  6. Dear Mr Koettl,

    I wish you would visit Bahrain and listen to all side, not only one party.
    Lots of details in your article, but with out any evidence.
    Back in the 1980s, when I studied journalism in KU, sure thing where different
    and the truth was the aim! Not pre-made judgments and listening to word of mouth from one side only.

    Chow

  7. Dear Mr Koettl,

    Your report couldn’t be bettered for sheer honesty.

    Speaking truth to power doesn’t get more forthright than this.

    Power, though,is never known to speak the truth when its interests are not served.

    At the prospect of even a ripple rocking the US 5th Fleet in Manama i presume, the Great Demagogue’s flowery phrases have given way to an earsplitting silence.

    Bahrain to me is the ultimate test today on any true commitment to full rights & democracy in the Middle East .

  8. Dear Sir – I am sorry to say that your article is one sided. You failed to talk about the tens that passed away when they couldn't reach Salmanya hospital when protesters where occupying it. Cancer patients could not go and receive their treatment, ambulances refuse to go to patients in need of medical care, a young teenage girl that was diabetic (she lost her life) when they refused to go to her home. The reality sir is that these protestors in the hospital refused to allow some people medical care because of their beliefs. There are many more examples of the human rights violations by the protestors in bahrain that you failed to address.

  9. I am acetizin of Bahrain and I find the above appalling! Are you sure you're talking about Bahrain? Where and when did you see blood on the streets? Why are you destroying our coumtry's reputation by your blatent lies? What military courts are you talking about? The ones that are presided by 2 civil judges and 1 military judge? Have you been to the trials which are open to forgien and local media and other organizations? Why shouldn't doctors who took over the biggest hospital and denied medical services like chemotherapy, dialysis and ambulatory facilities go on trial? Didn't they breach their oath as doctors? Didn't they violate the human rights of more than half the population of Bahrain? Why don't you state the full facts instead of using inflamatory retoric that is totally biased and not even true

  10. From where exactly you got these false information ??
    Even the pic is a very old one !!
    Members of human rights have attended the trails.
    What a shame you only hearing the story from one side.
    PEACEFUL ?? are you kidding me ?? what peacefulness would cause the death of our policemen ?? what peaceful would cause the death of a 75 years old taxi driver ? what kind of peacefulness that would torture and kill expats !! what kind of peacefulness would take over the biggest hospital in the country and refuse to treat who r against them? and the attack on Bahrain University by these peaceful protesters?? What KIND OF PEACEFULNESS IS THIS ?? we were living in horror for a whole month because of those "PEACEFUL" protesters !!
    Hear both sides of stories!! at least hear the true side !!

  11. please , Manal not only blood on the street , its brain of Al Farhan , whos killed in sittra on 15 March , write in google and will see , all the world saw , and you as bahraini should see and pain before any body , you are not living with us , at night when they shoot the tear gas , we dont know what to do with our babys , kids . Do you have children ? do you have fear of that there is something bad threaten there lives ???
    All of you , are just showing the world that you are not humen by yours answers , do you know why , coz every body know the truth , only you .

  12. I believe the above article is way one sided. Amnesty and other HR undertook the mission of protecting HR from repressing governments, but they fail to define what is a repressing government. It is clearly that this is an attempt to mislead the public opinion about what is happening in Bahrain, all the news of severe crackdown, bloods on the street and injustice in the courts, are all promotional titles to say you're doing your job, but you're not. Your mission is wrong, you care about human rights repressed by government , but you don;t care about human rights abused by other human. This what happened in Bahrain. Military courts are not available for public prosecution, understand the law please. The courts used in Bahrain are Civil courts, and all the resolutions are signed by this civil court. Align your sources and stop misleading human opinion, if you care about human in the first place.

  13. Dear Sir,
    It is to my surprise to read all theses propaganda made against Bahrain and it is very unfortunate to defend doctors and nurses who occupied one of the main hospitals in Bahrain and misusing their position by mistreating patients and allowing protesters to protest inside the hospital and turning the hospital into a media centre serving Iran and hazballah, not to mention kidnaping by the protesters and hiding people in the hospital and locking in other doctors who don't agree with them in their rooms, please this is exactly what happened in hospital and NO one is above the law and those doctors and nurses has to be brought to justice. I would appreciate if you could first find out the true facts about those protesters before writing any article that wont serve no one except those who acted like terrorists.

  14. its really pains us to see this double standards, we here in Bahrain live almost in full military siege, we cant protest in the street because we get shot at, and when we protest from the roof of the houses they shot tear gas on the houses, people are getting tortured in prison 4 men have died in custody, hospital is taken over we cant treat the wounded, just dont listen to Government PR Groups who are hired to spread government propaganda, every human rights group knows the truth.

  15. Dear Mr Koettl,

    I wish you would visit Bahrain and listen to all side, not only one party.
    Lots of details in your article, but with out any evidence.
    Back in the 1980s, when I studied journalism in KU, sure thing where different
    and the truth was the aim! Not pre-made judgments and listening to word of mouth from one side only.

    Chow

  16. The problem is here whoever talks or expresses him or herself and speak the true facts and speaks logics about the protesters they get accused by false accusations and the protesters go against them, so my question is you ask for freedom of speech and at the same time you don't like it. Let this be the prove to the world how those just fabricate and lie about Bahrain,selling your country to outsiders will do you NO GOOD. The Bahrain government in a very civilized way and good manner has asked everyone in Bahrain to come to a dialogue,the protester were left alone for more than 45 days without any interference from the government until the protester went violent and became very aggressive and the government had no choice but to keep the peace.So the protesters must know that NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW.

  17. Dear Sir – I am sorry to say that your article is one sided. You failed to talk about the tens that passed away when they couldn’t reach Salmanya hospital when protesters where occupying it. Cancer patients could not go and receive their treatment, ambulances refuse to go to patients in need of medical care, a young teenage girl that was diabetic (she lost her life) when they refused to go to her home. The reality sir is that these protestors in the hospital refused to allow some people medical care because of their beliefs. There are many more examples of the human rights violations by the protestors in bahrain that you failed to address.

  18. I am acetizin of Bahrain and I find the above appalling! Are you sure you’re talking about Bahrain? Where and when did you see blood on the streets? Why are you destroying our coumtry’s reputation by your blatent lies? What military courts are you talking about? The ones that are presided by 2 civil judges and 1 military judge? Have you been to the trials which are open to forgien and local media and other organizations? Why shouldn’t doctors who took over the biggest hospital and denied medical services like chemotherapy, dialysis and ambulatory facilities go on trial? Didn’t they breach their oath as doctors? Didn’t they violate the human rights of more than half the population of Bahrain? Why don’t you state the full facts instead of using inflamatory retoric that is totally biased and not even true

  19. From where exactly you got these false information ??
    Even the pic is a very old one !!
    Members of human rights have attended the trails.
    What a shame you only hearing the story from one side.
    PEACEFUL ?? are you kidding me ?? what peacefulness would cause the death of our policemen ?? what peaceful would cause the death of a 75 years old taxi driver ? what kind of peacefulness that would torture and kill expats !! what kind of peacefulness would take over the biggest hospital in the country and refuse to treat who r against them? and the attack on Bahrain University by these peaceful protesters?? What KIND OF PEACEFULNESS IS THIS ?? we were living in horror for a whole month because of those “PEACEFUL” protesters !!
    Hear both sides of stories!! at least hear the true side !!

  20. please , Manal not only blood on the street , its brain of Al Farhan , whos killed in sittra on 15 March , write in google and will see , all the world saw , and you as bahraini should see and pain before any body , you are not living with us , at night when they shoot the tear gas , we dont know what to do with our babys , kids . Do you have children ? do you have fear of that there is something bad threaten there lives ???
    All of you , are just showing the world that you are not humen by yours answers , do you know why , coz every body know the truth , only you .

  21. I believe the above article is way one sided. Amnesty and other HR undertook the mission of protecting HR from repressing governments, but they fail to define what is a repressing government. It is clearly that this is an attempt to mislead the public opinion about what is happening in Bahrain, all the news of severe crackdown, bloods on the street and injustice in the courts, are all promotional titles to say you’re doing your job, but you’re not. Your mission is wrong, you care about human rights repressed by government , but you don;t care about human rights abused by other human. This what happened in Bahrain. Military courts are not available for public prosecution, understand the law please. The courts used in Bahrain are Civil courts, and all the resolutions are signed by this civil court. Align your sources and stop misleading human opinion, if you care about human in the first place.

  22. Dear Sir,
    It is to my surprise to read all theses propaganda made against Bahrain and it is very unfortunate to defend doctors and nurses who occupied one of the main hospitals in Bahrain and misusing their position by mistreating patients and allowing protesters to protest inside the hospital and turning the hospital into a media centre serving Iran and hazballah, not to mention kidnaping by the protesters and hiding people in the hospital and locking in other doctors who don’t agree with them in their rooms, please this is exactly what happened in hospital and NO one is above the law and those doctors and nurses has to be brought to justice. I would appreciate if you could first find out the true facts about those protesters before writing any article that wont serve no one except those who acted like terrorists.

  23. its really pains us to see this double standards, we here in Bahrain live almost in full military siege, we cant protest in the street because we get shot at, and when we protest from the roof of the houses they shot tear gas on the houses, people are getting tortured in prison 4 men have died in custody, hospital is taken over we cant treat the wounded, just dont listen to Government PR Groups who are hired to spread government propaganda, every human rights group knows the truth.

  24. The problem is here whoever talks or expresses him or herself and speak the true facts and speaks logics about the protesters they get accused by false accusations and the protesters go against them, so my question is you ask for freedom of speech and at the same time you don’t like it. Let this be the prove to the world how those just fabricate and lie about Bahrain,selling your country to outsiders will do you NO GOOD. The Bahrain government in a very civilized way and good manner has asked everyone in Bahrain to come to a dialogue,the protester were left alone for more than 45 days without any interference from the government until the protester went violent and became very aggressive and the government had no choice but to keep the peace.So the protesters must know that NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW.

  25. It seems that you do not want to know the truth, otherwise you could've come to Bahrain and see the real situation . I m just wondering what ate you going to gain from writing such report!!!!!!!!

  26. Despots don't like human rights defenders especially those who go public and more so in this digital age. Despots are most threatened by HR defenders and recruit armies of PR mercenaries to sow doubt and discredit HR organizations and individuals. Too bad, for them and their backers, the HR organizations outnumber them and have more cameras to show the truth 24hrs a day, available to the whole world on Youtube and the likes. Despots may employ sophisticated damage control and solicit deafening silence about their crimes from their patrons but they will always be tagged as despots. Finally, one shouldn't be too harsh on the silent ones, remember that prostitutes have no right to preach virtue.

  27. It seems that you do not want to know the truth, otherwise you could’ve come to Bahrain and see the real situation . I m just wondering what ate you going to gain from writing such report!!!!!!!!

  28. Despots don’t like human rights defenders especially those who go public and more so in this digital age. Despots are most threatened by HR defenders and recruit armies of PR mercenaries to sow doubt and discredit HR organizations and individuals. Too bad, for them and their backers, the HR organizations outnumber them and have more cameras to show the truth 24hrs a day, available to the whole world on Youtube and the likes. Despots may employ sophisticated damage control and solicit deafening silence about their crimes from their patrons but they will always be tagged as despots. Finally, one shouldn’t be too harsh on the silent ones, remember that prostitutes have no right to preach virtue.

  29. Qrerk nasty and cheap and does not die for something entitlement
    I expect you are talking about Iran and destroy it for Matunaiin spinning in the spaces
    Or destruction of the Syrian regime for the citizens with the help of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and Hezbollah, the terrorist organization

  30. Well done for this report Amnesty – we know that we get the truth from you, as you have no hidden agenda's like many who have commented above and would recommend Bahrain as a holiday resort this Summer – lol

  31. we enjoy our day and summer at seaside if you dont like, and we know that you and the guy up who's make the report are big lairs

  32. Reports of nasty, cheap and not death for the sake of truth, which is never fair
    And reflect the extent of Thizkm and support for offenders

    I expect you're talking about Iran and elimination of the defenseless people of Ahwaz

    Or the Syrian regime, which kills tens of thousand of citizens with the assistance of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and Hezbollah, the terrorist organization

  33. You are a blind person speaks only of one side and this is not worthy of a writer like you
    Your report is not fair and never full of fallacies large
    And reflect the extent of bias and support for offenders
    Where it comes from your report this!! Do you sane person?
    Have you visited Bahrain?
    Or relied on Representative Nabeel Rajab!!

    I expect you're talking about Iran and elimination of the defenseless people of Ahwaz

    Or the Syrian regime, which kills tens of thousand of citizens with the assistance of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and Hezbollah, the terrorist organization

  34. What about the rest of the crimes that protesters did? Why it’s not count on human rights? Is trotting poor expatriate are right, Is attacking University is right, Is refusing giving treatment to patients because of his religious is right, Is blocking street and not allowing us to go work is right, Is encouraging students to leave the school and let them in street is right, Is attacking policemen and kill them is right, Is attacking teachers and abusing them is right.
    Much more missed to know or report about it and the amnesty want only the right for those who are protesting! Is this Amnesty way? What about others? And why amnesty (the clean image that i know) not listening to other voice of Bahrain, What will harm if someone knows what we are suffering We where about to have a civil war because of all those who insist to change our multi religious country to Republic Islamic of Bahrain as same as Iran ????

  35. Terrorists in Bahrain cut an expact muazzin's tongue http://bit.ly/lnhbEk

    What his crime? That he is a Sunni and he is calling for the pray with a beautiful voice? Where his human rights? This is the radicalism

  36. Terrorists in Bahrain cut an expact muazzin's tongue http://bit.ly/lnhbEk

    What his crime? That he is a Sunni and he is calling for the pray with a beautiful voice? Where his human rights? This is the radicalism

  37. Terrorists in Bahrain cut an expact muazzin's tongue http://bit.ly/lnhbEk

    What his crime? That he is a Sunni and he is calling for the pray with a beautiful voice? Where his human rights? This is the radicalism

  38. Mr. Koettle,
    With all due respect, those Doctors and Nurses violated the ethics of Medicine. They refused to treat people who are not on the same religious sect during the unrest. They refused to treat expatriates who were severely beaten by protesters. They have made the biggest government hospital in Bahrain their political camp! I was a witness myself of Bahraini sunnis and expats being transferred to the military hospital instead. Whatever happened to Hippocrates oath?

  39. what ever comes with your faver then you say thank you and when its the other way you say its wor aganst you even if its the truth or the right thing
    try to be fare with your self for once .

  40. Qrerk nasty and cheap and does not die for something entitlement
    I expect you are talking about Iran and destroy it for Matunaiin spinning in the spaces
    Or destruction of the Syrian regime for the citizens with the help of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and Hezbollah, the terrorist organization

  41. Well done for this report Amnesty – we know that we get the truth from you, as you have no hidden agenda’s like many who have commented above and would recommend Bahrain as a holiday resort this Summer – lol

  42. we enjoy our day and summer at seaside if you dont like, and we know that you and the guy up who’s make the report are big lairs

  43. Reports of nasty, cheap and not death for the sake of truth, which is never fair
    And reflect the extent of Thizkm and support for offenders

    I expect you’re talking about Iran and elimination of the defenseless people of Ahwaz

    Or the Syrian regime, which kills tens of thousand of citizens with the assistance of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and Hezbollah, the terrorist organization

  44. You are a blind person speaks only of one side and this is not worthy of a writer like you
    Your report is not fair and never full of fallacies large
    And reflect the extent of bias and support for offenders
    Where it comes from your report this!! Do you sane person?
    Have you visited Bahrain?
    Or relied on Representative Nabeel Rajab!!

    I expect you’re talking about Iran and elimination of the defenseless people of Ahwaz

    Or the Syrian regime, which kills tens of thousand of citizens with the assistance of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and Hezbollah, the terrorist organization

  45. What about the rest of the crimes that protesters did? Why it’s not count on human rights? Is trotting poor expatriate are right, Is attacking University is right, Is refusing giving treatment to patients because of his religious is right, Is blocking street and not allowing us to go work is right, Is encouraging students to leave the school and let them in street is right, Is attacking policemen and kill them is right, Is attacking teachers and abusing them is right.
    Much more missed to know or report about it and the amnesty want only the right for those who are protesting! Is this Amnesty way? What about others? And why amnesty (the clean image that i know) not listening to other voice of Bahrain, What will harm if someone knows what we are suffering We where about to have a civil war because of all those who insist to change our multi religious country to Republic Islamic of Bahrain as same as Iran ????

  46. Terrorists in Bahrain cut an expact muazzin’s tongue http://bit.ly/lnhbEk

    What his crime? That he is a Sunni and he is calling for the pray with a beautiful voice? Where his human rights? This is the radicalism

  47. Mr. Koettle,
    With all due respect, those Doctors and Nurses violated the ethics of Medicine. They refused to treat people who are not on the same religious sect during the unrest. They refused to treat expatriates who were severely beaten by protesters. They have made the biggest government hospital in Bahrain their political camp! I was a witness myself of Bahraini sunnis and expats being transferred to the military hospital instead. Whatever happened to Hippocrates oath?

  48. what ever comes with your faver then you say thank you and when its the other way you say its wor aganst you even if its the truth or the right thing
    try to be fare with your self for once .

  49. Are we still talking of Bahrain ?

    Then we are NOT talking of Syria.

    We are NOT talking Hezbollah or some other piece of incoherent Zionist delirium.

    We are NOT talking ( for once !! ) of "terrorism".

    We are definitely NOT talking of terrorist doctors & nurses … & oh so pacifistic state mercenaries ( what utter nonsense !! ).

    We ARE talking of a defenseless, unarmed people & their crushed dreams for democracy.

    We ARE still talking of a peaceful Shia majority ( SEVENTY PER CENT OF BAHRAIN'S POPULATION ! ) living under the reign of terror of the al – Khalifas.

    We ARE talking of Bahrain fast on the way to becoming a Saudi Arabian protectorate.

    We ARE talking of 1, 500 Saudi troops who came down the causeway with a hundred tanks to serve as Cossacks in an antiShia pogrom.

    Talk about Iran or Syria will not hide the naked truth.

    That Bahrain's al – Khalifas are parading about with no clothes !!

  50. I am shocked that only one side of the story has been seen here in Bahrain,, What about the innocent expats and police men killed inhumanly and the Imam having his ear and tongue cut off, Is this what the world has come to only look at one side and for get the other side,, I am sorry but other voices need to be heard and the truth needs to come out,, or is it going to take too much time to do that,, We want all to know our side of the story and how we have suffered,, I am an expat living here in Bahrain and I want the truth to come out,,

  51. Are we still talking of Bahrain ?

    Then we are NOT talking of Syria.

    We are NOT talking Hezbollah or some other piece of incoherent Zionist delirium.

    We are NOT talking ( for once !! ) of “terrorism”.

    We are definitely NOT talking of terrorist doctors & nurses … & oh so pacifistic state mercenaries ( what utter nonsense !! ).

    We ARE talking of a defenseless, unarmed people & their crushed dreams for democracy.

    We ARE still talking of a peaceful Shia majority ( SEVENTY PER CENT OF BAHRAIN’S POPULATION ! ) living under the reign of terror of the al – Khalifas.

    We ARE talking of Bahrain fast on the way to becoming a Saudi Arabian protectorate.

    We ARE talking of 1, 500 Saudi troops who came down the causeway with a hundred tanks to serve as Cossacks in an antiShia pogrom.

    Talk about Iran or Syria will not hide the naked truth.

    That Bahrain’s al – Khalifas are parading about with no clothes !!

  52. I am shocked that only one side of the story has been seen here in Bahrain,, What about the innocent expats and police men killed inhumanly and the Imam having his ear and tongue cut off, Is this what the world has come to only look at one side and for get the other side,, I am sorry but other voices need to be heard and the truth needs to come out,, or is it going to take too much time to do that,, We want all to know our side of the story and how we have suffered,, I am an expat living here in Bahrain and I want the truth to come out,,

  53. Paul Harper

    That's why we always say they Iran is focusing on Bahrain and never let us live in peace they are interfering on our issue with all their channels !

  54. Paul Harper

    That’s why we always say they Iran is focusing on Bahrain and never let us live in peace they are interfering on our issue with all their channels !

  55. I wonder why is it why that to get human right attention a person has to commit a crime and when he or she is arrested by the authorities and put in jail for his or her crimes ONLY then Human right watch they interfere? And WHY never the victims of those Crimes never asked about their rights? Unless Human right is only for one side? I hope my question will be replied to because this has a lot to do with crimes the protesters DID in Bahrain.

  56. I wonder why is it why that to get human right attention a person has to commit a crime and when he or she is arrested by the authorities and put in jail for his or her crimes ONLY then Human right watch they interfere? And WHY never the victims of those Crimes never asked about their rights? Unless Human right is only for one side? I hope my question will be replied to because this has a lot to do with crimes the protesters DID in Bahrain.

  57. May i ask why only focus on one side of the story? When did terrorizing the citizens of a country become a form of freedom of expression?? When did refusing to provide medical help for patients based on racist reasons become a right for so-called doctors and nurses to practice?? What happened thoroughly investigating an issue and hearing both sides of the story?? Those "doctors" caused the death of an elderly woman just because of her name, they've demonestrated INSIDE the hospital causing fear and discomfort, they blocked the main and only emergency entrance at the hospital for the sake of their illegal protests denying patients access to the hospital, they tortured expats and kidnapped police officers and held them prisoners at the hospital. Your "innocent" doctors my dear sir have caused the death of a number of their own people only because they were manipulating their wounds to make them look more serious! Shouldn't they be arrested??
    The national security courts are not military courts; they're special courts with two civilian judges and one military judge. Many people are being released after proving their innocense, those still arrested are either still being questioned or tried for the crimes they have committed regardless of their jobs sects or anything but the fact that they are racist discriminating inhuman criminals who caused this country alot. Please go get you facts straight before jumping in throwing false accusations over something you haven't even thoroughly investigated. You have lost all cridibility and trust from the people of bahrain because of your double standards..

  58. May i ask why only focus on one side of the story? When did terrorizing the citizens of a country become a form of freedom of expression?? When did refusing to provide medical help for patients based on racist reasons become a right for so-called doctors and nurses to practice?? What happened thoroughly investigating an issue and hearing both sides of the story?? Those “doctors” caused the death of an elderly woman just because of her name, they’ve demonestrated INSIDE the hospital causing fear and discomfort, they blocked the main and only emergency entrance at the hospital for the sake of their illegal protests denying patients access to the hospital, they tortured expats and kidnapped police officers and held them prisoners at the hospital. Your “innocent” doctors my dear sir have caused the death of a number of their own people only because they were manipulating their wounds to make them look more serious! Shouldn’t they be arrested??
    The national security courts are not military courts; they’re special courts with two civilian judges and one military judge. Many people are being released after proving their innocense, those still arrested are either still being questioned or tried for the crimes they have committed regardless of their jobs sects or anything but the fact that they are racist discriminating inhuman criminals who caused this country alot. Please go get you facts straight before jumping in throwing false accusations over something you haven’t even thoroughly investigated. You have lost all cridibility and trust from the people of bahrain because of your double standards..

  59. "Expats" & cops killed ? Nowhere even in the cockeyed media are they saying THIS !

    Iran behind it all ? & where's the proof ? You don't think "just thinking makes it so", do you ?

    Eman will even have us believe that doctors & nurses are terrorizing the country !

    Or that an unarmed Shia majority is "terrorizing" Bahrain !

    These loyalists here are such clumsy fibbers. .

    The arrested doctors & nurses were beaten with hoses & spiked clubs, & even made to eat feces !

    & the center of these human rights violations is the CID hq.

    Far worse than the prisons !

  60. Is there any Iran link to the protests in Bahrain ?

    Regarding this, New York's Human Rights Watch says there is "ZERO EVIDENCE."

  61. “Expats” & cops killed ? Nowhere even in the cockeyed media are they saying THIS !

    Iran behind it all ? & where’s the proof ? You don’t think “just thinking makes it so”, do you ?

    Eman will even have us believe that doctors & nurses are terrorizing the country !

    Or that an unarmed Shia majority is “terrorizing” Bahrain !

    These loyalists here are such clumsy fibbers. .

    The arrested doctors & nurses were beaten with hoses & spiked clubs, & even made to eat feces !

    & the center of these human rights violations is the CID hq.

    Far worse than the prisons !

  62. Is there any Iran link to the protests in Bahrain ?

    Regarding this, New York’s Human Rights Watch says there is “ZERO EVIDENCE.”

  63. Dear Koettl,

    If I may ask you a question and I hope to get a respond from you.

    Why is it why when the protesters in Bahrain (unfortunately),block roads,make check points on major roads in the capital not allowing the majority of the people to go to their work place by force,burn tiers,,occupy hospitals for their own good only,throw molotov bombs and this is only few of their terrorist acts and when the authorities arrest them for all their terrorist acts and crimes the protesters committed ONLY then they have human right? And the majority people of Bahrain who suffered from the said terrorist acts and crimes don't have human right? What those protesters are trying to do now is to justify their crimes to the world by telling lies and fabricate stories about Bahrain.

  64. Dear Koettl,

    If I may ask you a question and I hope to get a respond from you.

    Why is it why when the protesters in Bahrain (unfortunately),block roads,make check points on major roads in the capital not allowing the majority of the people to go to their work place by force,burn tiers,,occupy hospitals for their own good only,throw molotov bombs and this is only few of their terrorist acts and when the authorities arrest them for all their terrorist acts and crimes the protesters committed ONLY then they have human right? And the majority people of Bahrain who suffered from the said terrorist acts and crimes don’t have human right? What those protesters are trying to do now is to justify their crimes to the world by telling lies and fabricate stories about Bahrain.

  65. Mr Jackson,

    Don't blame Mr Koettl.

    Blame the whole world media.

    No one reported your scoop about the Molotov cocktails.

    ( &, by the way, you have to do better than that, for Molotov cocktails by themselves don't constitute terrorism.

    They are de rigeuer in any healthy student protest in banana republics. )

    Did you see Nick Robertson on CNN yesterday ?

    He says when he visited the hospital in Manama during the protest, he saw the doctors & nurses ATTENDING TO the wounded protestors.

    Hr didn't see patients being refused, or health professionals engaging in non – hospital activities.

    Now the hospital staff is charged with trying to overthrow your worthless government ?

    The HOSPITAL staff ??

    Couldn't you cook up something more believable ? Something more to the context ?

    i think your al Khalifas have quite lost it .

    They are treating Manama in February like it was October for the Romanovs in Petrograd .

  66. Mr Jackson,

    Don’t blame Mr Koettl.

    Blame the whole world media.

    No one reported your scoop about the Molotov cocktails.

    ( &, by the way, you have to do better than that, for Molotov cocktails by themselves don’t constitute terrorism.

    They are de rigeuer in any healthy student protest in banana republics. )

    Did you see Nick Robertson on CNN yesterday ?

    He says when he visited the hospital in Manama during the protest, he saw the doctors & nurses ATTENDING TO the wounded protestors.

    Hr didn’t see patients being refused, or health professionals engaging in non – hospital activities.

    Now the hospital staff is charged with trying to overthrow your worthless government ?

    The HOSPITAL staff ??

    Couldn’t you cook up something more believable ? Something more to the context ?

    i think your al Khalifas have quite lost it .

    They are treating Manama in February like it was October for the Romanovs in Petrograd .

  67. Mr A.Savage,

    First you end your reply with false accusation and you say (your alKhlifas) and this is typical from a person who dosnt like the freedom of expression and openion.Second It seems that Nick Robertson turned a blind eye on what actually happened in the Hospital and unless you also just want run away from the facts with all the evidence from CC cams and I don't think Cameras tell lies and if its fabricated which I don't think as it;s easy to be exposed in todays world. This is for your information most of Bahrainis and me were with the legitimate demands until the protesters escalated and became violent and very aggressive and started an illegitimate demands and the majority of Bahrainis didn't agree with the protesters and that is one of the main reasons those violent protesters failed .One more thing please respect other opinions and no need to accuse them if they don't agree with you as I do respect your opinion.

  68. Mr A.Savage,

    First you end your reply with false accusation and you say (your alKhlifas) and this is typical from a person who dosnt like the freedom of expression and openion.Second It seems that Nick Robertson turned a blind eye on what actually happened in the Hospital and unless you also just want run away from the facts with all the evidence from CC cams and I don’t think Cameras tell lies and if its fabricated which I don’t think as it;s easy to be exposed in todays world. This is for your information most of Bahrainis and me were with the legitimate demands until the protesters escalated and became violent and very aggressive and started an illegitimate demands and the majority of Bahrainis didn’t agree with the protesters and that is one of the main reasons those violent protesters failed .One more thing please respect other opinions and no need to accuse them if they don’t agree with you as I do respect your opinion.