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Editor's Picks for 7 Aug 2012
Asia
By Editor's Picks
05 Aug 2012

Accused 93 Year Old Australian Child Abuser Caught In Burma
Karl Joseph Kraus, 93, was apprehended in Myanmar's Karen state on Tuesday, July 24 and transported back to the Thai border to be handed over to Thailand police. Krause had skipped bail in December 2011 for charges of raping 4 underage girls in Thailand's northern city of Chiang Mai. The four sisters ranged in age from 5 - 12 at the time of the alleged offenses. Kraus reportedly lured the young Thai sisters to his house, promising them chocolates and English lessons. Kraus was born in Berlin and migrated to Australia, working as a railway worker, until his retirement.

Lebanon Declines Iran's Invitation to Conference On Syrian Crisis
After meeting with the Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), Saeed Jalili, on Monday, August 6 in Beirut, Lebanese Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour told reporters that Lebanon declined an invitation to attend a conference in Iran addressing the crisis in Syria. During the meeting, talks focused on the Syrian crisis with Jalili asserting that cooperation is in the best interest of Muslim nations and countries in the region. After consulting, President Suleiman, PM Mikati and Speaker Berri declined due to Lebanon's policy of not associating with other countries' internal affairs.

Mourning 16 Soldiers Killed At Rafah Border
Egypt’s Presidency announced Monday, August 6, a three-day mourning nationwide honoring the 16 soldiers killed by unknown gunmen at the bordering town of Rafah in Sinai Sunday evening. Eyewitnesses among the residents of Rafah said the gunmen launched a fierce attack on the border guard soldiers and seized two armored vehicles, taking one of them and heading to the Israeli territories. The residents call on President Mohamed Morsi and Defense Minister Field Marshall Hussein Tantawi to intensify security at the bordering areas in Sinai.

Interviews With Family Of Soldier Killed By RPG
Interviews with family, forensic report, and death certificate of Egyptian soldier, Mahmoud Sabry Mohammed Abdallah, killed on May 2, 2012 by a rocket propelled grenade in the Sinai.

Military Funeral Of Rafah Border Victims

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March in Duraz, Bahrain
Duraz, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
04 Aug 2012

Demonstrators march in Duraz, Bahrain in protest of the harsh treatment of detainees.

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March in Eker, Bahrain
Eker, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
04 Aug 2012

Demonstrators march in Eker, Bahrain protesting the harsh treatment of detainees.

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March in Barbar, Bahrain
Barbar, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
04 Aug 2012

Demonstrators in Barbar, Bahrain protest the harsh treatment of detainees.

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Sitra, Bahrain in Solidarity with pri...
Sitra
By Media Made by Bahraini People
04 Aug 2012

Demonstrators protest the harsh treatment of prisoners in Sitra, Bahrain

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March of Abu Saiba
Abu Saiba, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
31 Jul 2012

Suppression of Bahraini protesters continues concurrent with a media blackout from news networks in different parts of the world and region. Security forces suppressed peaceful marches that took place in many parts of Bahrain, causing injuries to protestors who received treatment at home to avoid the checkpoints leading to the only hospital in the country, Salomaneya hospital.

Political consultant for Secretary General of Al Wefaq says that the ministry of interior affairs is a failure since he cannot ensure his employees abide by the law; though the ministry is purportedly committed to human rights and freedom despite systematic violations.

Marches took place during dialogue between the opposition and the regime through the "Darkness Gangs" campaign that was launched by opposition leaders in order to expose the raids on homes by security forces and other human rights violations. Meanwhile, the king stressed the necessity of respecting the constitution, refraining from using force or discrimination.

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Khalil Marzouq 1
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
31 Jul 2012

Khalil Marzouq, political aide to secretary general, association of reconciliation, speaks about human rights abuses in Bahrain.

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Khalil Marzouq 2
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
31 Jul 2012

Khalil Marzouq, political aide to secretary general, association of reconciliation, speaks about human rights abuses in Bahrain.

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March In Manama, Bahrain
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
31 Jul 2012

Bahrainis march through Manama in protest of human rights abuses and calling for democracy.

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March in Ma'ameer, Bahrian
Ma'ameer, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
31 Jul 2012

Protesters march through the streets of Ma'ameer in protest of women in prisons.

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Targeting Homes
Ma'ameer, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
31 Jul 2012

Mercenaries target homes in Maamir, Bahrain, during Ramadan.

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Bahrain Darkness Gangs
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
30 Jul 2012

Mr. Hadi Al-Mousawi

Bahraini opposition continues to uncover facts about the raids in the "Khafafish al Zalam" campaign saying that the number of raids continues to increase significantly and that the Interior Ministry continues investigating the ongoing violations. Sayed Hadi al Mousawi, head of Al Wefaq's Department of Human Rights and Civil Liberties, said at a press conference last Thursday, July 26, that there is a rise in the number of homes being raided, increasing from 270 in June to 311 in a short period.

Mr. Al Mousawi invited the Interior Minister to open an investigation into the abuses in response to citizen outrage. He said investigations should be directed at an assault incident in Cakhurh, west of the capital, where circumstances were still uncertain despite reports and video footage of brutal torture, beatings, and people held captive on rooftops.

For its part, the Interior Ministry issued a statement published by state news saying that in light of allegations of excess security, it is in the interest of the ministry to remain transparent and accountable in dealing with human rights abuses and to take all allegations seriously in order to maintain the reputation of the institution and the sincere efforts made by public security.

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Bahrain Darkness Gangs 2
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
30 Jul 2012

Bahraini opposition continues to uncover facts about the raids in the "Khafafish al Zalam" campaign saying that the number of raids continues to increase significantly and that the Interior Ministry continues investigating the ongoing violations. Sayed Hadi al Mousawi, head of Al Wefaq's Department of Human Rights and Civil Liberties, said at a press conference last Thursday, July 26, that there is a rise in the number of homes being raided, increasing from 270 in June to 311 in a short period.

Mr. Al Mousawi invited the Interior Minister to open an investigation into the abuses in response to citizen outrage. He said investigations should be directed at an assault incident in Cakhurh, west of the capital, where circumstances were still uncertain despite reports and video footage of brutal torture, beatings, and people held captive on rooftops.

For its part, the Interior Ministry issued a statement published by state news saying that in light of allegations of excess security, it is in the interest of the ministry to remain transparent and accountable in dealing with human rights abuses and to take all allegations seriously in order to maintain the reputation of the institution and the sincere efforts made by public security.

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Bahrain Darkness Gangs 3
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
30 Jul 2012

Bahraini opposition continues to uncover facts about the raids in the "Khafafish al Zalam" campaign saying that the number of raids continues to increase significantly and that the Interior Ministry continues investigating the ongoing violations. Sayed Hadi al Mousawi, head of Al Wefaq's Department of Human Rights and Civil Liberties, said at a press conference last Thursday, July 26, that there is a rise in the number of homes being raided, increasing from 270 in June to 311 in a short period.

Mr. Al Mousawi invited the Interior Minister to open an investigation into the abuses in response to citizen outrage. He said investigations should be directed at an assault incident in Cakhurh, west of the capital, where circumstances were still uncertain despite reports and video footage of brutal torture, beatings, and people held captive on rooftops.

For its part, the Interior Ministry issued a statement published by state news saying that in light of allegations of excess security, it is in the interest of the ministry to remain transparent and accountable in dealing with human rights abuses and to take all allegations seriously in order to maintain the reputation of the institution and the sincere efforts made by public security.

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Bahrain Darkness Gangs 4
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
30 Jul 2012

Bahraini opposition continues to uncover facts about the raids in the "Khafafish al Zalam" campaign saying that the number of raids continues to increase significantly and that the Interior Ministry continues investigating the ongoing violations. Sayed Hadi al Mousawi, head of Al Wefaq's Department of Human Rights and Civil Liberties, said at a press conference last Thursday, July 26, that there is a rise in the number of homes being raided, increasing from 270 in June to 311 in a short period.

Mr. Al Mousawi invited the Interior Minister to open an investigation into the abuses in response to citizen outrage. He said investigations should be directed at an assault incident in Cakhurh, west of the capital, where circumstances were still uncertain despite reports and video footage of brutal torture, beatings, and people held captive on rooftops.

For its part, the Interior Ministry issued a statement published by state news saying that in light of allegations of excess security, it is in the interest of the ministry to remain transparent and accountable in dealing with human rights abuses and to take all allegations seriously in order to maintain the reputation of the institution and the sincere efforts made by public security.

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Umm Mohammed - Darkness Gangs
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
30 Jul 2012

Umm Mohammed

Bahraini opposition continues to uncover facts about the raids in the "Khafafish al Zalam" campaign saying that the number of raids continues to increase significantly and that the Interior Ministry continues investigating the ongoing violations. Sayed Hadi al Mousawi, head of Al Wefaq's Department of Human Rights and Civil Liberties, said at a press conference last Thursday, July 26, that there is a rise in the number of homes being raided, increasing from 270 in June to 311 in a short period.

Mr. Al Mousawi invited the Interior Minister to open an investigation into the abuses in response to citizen outrage. He said investigations should be directed at an assault incident in Cakhurh, west of the capital, where circumstances were still uncertain despite reports and video footage of brutal torture, beatings, and people held captive on rooftops.

For its part, the Interior Ministry issued a statement published by state news saying that in light of allegations of excess security, it is in the interest of the ministry to remain transparent and accountable in dealing with human rights abuses and to take all allegations seriously in order to maintain the reputation of the institution and the sincere efforts made by public security.

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March in Buri, Bahrain
Buri, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
30 Jul 2012

Suppression of Bahraini protesters continues concurrent with a media blackout from news networks in different parts of the world and region. Security forces suppressed peaceful marches that took place in many parts of Bahrain, causing injuries to protestors who received treatment at home to avoid the checkpoints leading to the only hospital in the country, Salomaneya hospital.

Political consultant for Secretary General of Al Wefaq says that the ministry of interior affairs is a failure since he cannot ensure his employees abide by the law; though the ministry is purportedly committed to human rights and freedom despite systematic violations.

Marches took place during dialogue between the opposition and the regime through the "Darkness Gangs" campaign that was launched by opposition leaders in order to expose the raids on homes by security forces and other human rights violations. Meanwhile, the king stressed the necessity of respecting the constitution, refraining from using force or discrimination.

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Al Wefaq Council 1
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
26 Jul 2012

Al Wefaq Council

Bahraini opposition continues to uncover facts about the raids in the "Khafafish al Zalam" campaign saying that the number of raids continues to increase significantly and that the Interior Ministry continues investigating the ongoing violations. Sayed Hadi al Mousawi, head of Al Wefaq's Department of Human Rights and Civil Liberties, said at a press conference last Thursday, July 26, that there is a rise in the number of homes being raided, increasing from 270 in June to 311 in a short period.

Mr. Al Mousawi invited the Interior Minister to open an investigation into the abuses in response to citizen outrage. He said investigations should be directed at an assault incident in Cakhurh, west of the capital, where circumstances were still uncertain despite reports and video footage of brutal torture, beatings, and people held captive on rooftops.

For its part, the Interior Ministry issued a statement published by state news saying that in light of allegations of excess security, it is in the interest of the ministry to remain transparent and accountable in dealing with human rights abuses and to take all allegations seriously in order to maintain the reputation of the institution and the sincere efforts made by public security.

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Al Wefaq Council 2
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
26 Jul 2012

Al Wefaq Council

Bahraini opposition continues to uncover facts about the raids in the "Khafafish al Zalam" campaign saying that the number of raids continues to increase significantly and that the Interior Ministry continues investigating the ongoing violations. Sayed Hadi al Mousawi, head of Al Wefaq's Department of Human Rights and Civil Liberties, said at a press conference last Thursday, July 26, that there is a rise in the number of homes being raided, increasing from 270 in June to 311 in a short period.

Mr. Al Mousawi invited the Interior Minister to open an investigation into the abuses in response to citizen outrage. He said investigations should be directed at an assault incident in Cakhurh, west of the capital, where circumstances were still uncertain despite reports and video footage of brutal torture, beatings, and people held captive on rooftops.

For its part, the Interior Ministry issued a statement published by state news saying that in light of allegations of excess security, it is in the interest of the ministry to remain transparent and accountable in dealing with human rights abuses and to take all allegations seriously in order to maintain the reputation of the institution and the sincere efforts made by public security.

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Bahrain - Press Conference 25 July 2012
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
25 Jul 2012

Manama, Bahrain
The Bahraini opposition held a press conference on Thursday, July 25, 2012, to launch a campaign called "Khafafish El Zalam," demanding that Bahraini authorities stop raiding homes, stressing adherence to popular demand for freedom and democracy, rejecting all forms of violence, and demanding that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and the international community assume responsibility in preventing arrests and searches without a court order.

Mr. Khalil Marzouq, political consultant for the Secretary General of Al Wefaq, declared during the press conference that over $10 million worth of property has been stolen and over 270 homes raided during June and July, 2012. Marzouq also spoke about the horrific crimes committed by the Bahraini government. He reviewed footage from the Bassiouni reports depicting security forces breaking into houses, shouting verbal abuses, smashing doors, and not allowing women the chance to cover up.

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Bahrain - Press Conference 25 July 2012
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
25 Jul 2012

Manama, Bahrain
The Bahraini opposition held a press conference on Thursday, July 25, 2012, to launch a campaign called "Khafafish El Zalam," demanding that Bahraini authorities stop raiding homes, stressing adherence to popular demand for freedom and democracy, rejecting all forms of violence, and demanding that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and the international community assume responsibility in preventing arrests and searches without a court order.

Mr. Khalil Marzouq, political consultant for the Secretary General of Al Wefaq, declared during the press conference that over $10 million worth of property has been stolen and over 270 homes raided during June and July, 2012. Marzouq also spoke about the horrific crimes committed by the Bahraini government. He reviewed footage from the Bassiouni reports depicting security forces breaking into houses, shouting verbal abuses, smashing doors, and not allowing women the chance to cover up.

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Bahrain - Press Conference 25 July 2012
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
25 Jul 2012

Manama, Bahrain
The Bahraini opposition held a press conference on Thursday, July 25, 2012, to launch a campaign called "Khafafish El Zalam," demanding that Bahraini authorities stop raiding homes, stressing adherence to popular demand for freedom and democracy, rejecting all forms of violence, and demanding that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and the international community assume responsibility in preventing arrests and searches without a court order.

Mr. Khalil Marzouq, political consultant for the Secretary General of Al Wefaq, declared during the press conference that over $10 million worth of property has been stolen and over 270 homes raided during June and July, 2012. Marzouq also spoke about the horrific crimes committed by the Bahraini government. He reviewed footage from the Bassiouni reports depicting security forces breaking into houses, shouting verbal abuses, smashing doors, and not allowing women the chance to cover up.

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Bahrain - Press Conference 25 July 2012
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
25 Jul 2012

Manama, Bahrain
The Bahraini opposition held a press conference on Thursday, July 25, 2012, to launch a campaign called "Khafafish El Zalam," demanding that Bahraini authorities stop raiding homes, stressing adherence to popular demand for freedom and democracy, rejecting all forms of violence, and demanding that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and the international community assume responsibility in preventing arrests and searches without a court order.

Mr. Khalil Marzouq, political consultant for the Secretary General of Al Wefaq, declared during the press conference that over $10 million worth of property has been stolen and over 270 homes raided during June and July, 2012. Marzouq also spoke about the horrific crimes committed by the Bahraini government. He reviewed footage from the Bassiouni reports depicting security forces breaking into houses, shouting verbal abuses, smashing doors, and not allowing women the chance to cover up.

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Bahrain - Press Conference 25 July 2012
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
25 Jul 2012

Manama, Bahrain
The Bahraini opposition held a press conference on Thursday, July 25, 2012, to launch a campaign called "Khafafish El Zalam," demanding that Bahraini authorities stop raiding homes, stressing adherence to popular demand for freedom and democracy, rejecting all forms of violence, and demanding that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and the international community assume responsibility in preventing arrests and searches without a court order.

Mr. Khalil Marzouq, political consultant for the Secretary General of Al Wefaq, declared during the press conference that over $10 million worth of property has been stolen and over 270 homes raided during June and July, 2012. Marzouq also spoke about the horrific crimes committed by the Bahraini government. He reviewed footage from the Bassiouni reports depicting security forces breaking into houses, shouting verbal abuses, smashing doors, and not allowing women the chance to cover up.

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Manama Protests 2
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
25 Jul 2012

Manama, Bahrain

Protests against the Bahraini monarchy, which started in February last year, continue with marches throughout the country. Demonstrators are calling for democracy and initiating an article in the constitution which states that the people are the ruling entity and encourages the respect of international treaties, giving Bahrain the freedom of speech and to protest without violent backlash.

Al Wefaq National Islamist Society confirmed in their statement that they are monitoring violations against state employees in various fields since March 15th, 2011. Employees are discriminated against in their work environments and large numbers are forced to sign disciplinary sanctions; many are required to pay bills as punishment which is contrary to work agreement #111.

Al Wefaq blames the Civil, Political and Disciplinary Service Bureau for all violations mentioned in the investigative reports. Al Wefaq stated that the lack of punishment for breaking the rules led to the continuing of violations of employees' rights.

Al Wefaq renewed their request of immediate release of Mr. Mohamed El Ziany, a Salafist, who was imprisoned for a week for expressing his opinion about the political situation.

Al Wefaq also stated their concern for what would happen to the prisoner as the government uses prison as a leveraging tool toward the opposition. They also stressed that arrests for politecal reasons are causing more aggravation and are pushing the country away from reaching any chance for a political resolution, saying that violence cannot stop the people's demands for democracy and will only complicate the issue.

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Manama Protests 3
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
25 Jul 2012

Manama, Bahrain

Protests against the Bahraini monarchy, which started in February last year, continue with marches throughout the country. Demonstrators are calling for democracy and initiating an article in the constitution which states that the people are the ruling entity and encourages the respect of international treaties, giving Bahrain the freedom of speech and to protest without violent backlash.

Al Wefaq National Islamist Society confirmed in their statement that they are monitoring violations against state employees in various fields since March 15th, 2011. Employees are discriminated against in their work environments and large numbers are forced to sign disciplinary sanctions; many are required to pay bills as punishment which is contrary to work agreement #111.

Al Wefaq blames the Civil, Political and Disciplinary Service Bureau for all violations mentioned in the investigative reports. Al Wefaq stated that the lack of punishment for breaking the rules led to the continuing of violations of employees' rights.

Al Wefaq renewed their request of immediate release of Mr. Mohamed El Ziany, a Salafist, who was imprisoned for a week for expressing his opinion about the political situation.

Al Wefaq also stated their concern for what would happen to the prisoner as the government uses prison as a leveraging tool toward the opposition. They also stressed that arrests for politecal reasons are causing more aggravation and are pushing the country away from reaching any chance for a political resolution, saying that violence cannot stop the people's demands for democracy and will only complicate the issue.

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Bahrain - Press Conference 25 July 2012
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
25 Jul 2012

Manama, Bahrain
The Bahraini opposition held a press conference on Thursday, July 25, 2012, to launch a campaign called "Khafafish El Zalam," demanding that Bahraini authorities stop raiding homes, stressing adherence to popular demand for freedom and democracy, rejecting all forms of violence, and demanding that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and the international community assume responsibility in preventing arrests and searches without a court order.

Mr. Khalil Marzouq, political consultant for the Secretary General of Al Wefaq, declared during the press conference that over $10 million worth of property has been stolen and over 270 homes raided during June and July, 2012. Marzouq also spoke about the horrific crimes committed by the Bahraini government. He reviewed footage from the Bassiouni reports depicting security forces breaking into houses, shouting verbal abuses, smashing doors, and not allowing women the chance to cover up.

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Protest in Bani Jamra, Bahrain
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
25 Jul 2012

Bani Jamra, Bahrain

Protests against the Bahraini monarchy, which started in February last year, continue with marches throughout the country. Demonstrators are calling for democracy and initiating an article in the constitution which states that the people are the ruling entity and encourages the respect of international treaties, giving Bahrain the freedom of speech and to protest without violent backlash.

Al Wefaq National Islamist Society confirmed in their statement that they are monitoring violations against state employees in various fields since March 15th, 2011. Employees are discriminated against in their work environments and large numbers are forced to sign disciplinary sanctions; many are required to pay bills as punishment which is contrary to work agreement #111.

Al Wefaq blames the Civil, Political and Disciplinary Service Bureau for all violations mentioned in the investigative reports. Al Wefaq stated that the lack of punishment for breaking the rules led to the continuing of violations of employees' rights.

Al Wefaq renewed their request of immediate release of Mr. Mohamed El Ziany, a Salafist, who was imprisoned for a week for expressing his opinion about the political situation.

Al Wefaq also stated their concern for what would happen to the prisoner as the government uses prison as a leveraging tool toward the opposition. They also stressed that arrests for politecal reasons are causing more aggravation and are pushing the country away from reaching any chance for a political resolution, saying that violence cannot stop the people's demands for democracy and will only complicate the issue.

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Protest in Bani Jamra, Bahrain
Bani Jamra, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
25 Jul 2012

Bani Jamra, Bahrain

Protests against the Bahraini monarchy, which started in February last year, continue with marches throughout the country. Demonstrators are calling for democracy and initiating an article in the constitution which states that the people are the ruling entity and encourages the respect of international treaties, giving Bahrain the freedom of speech and to protest without violent backlash.

Al Wefaq National Islamist Society confirmed in their statement that they are monitoring violations against state employees in various fields since March 15th, 2011. Employees are discriminated against in their work environments and large numbers are forced to sign disciplinary sanctions; many are required to pay bills as punishment which is contrary to work agreement #111.

Al Wefaq blames the Civil, Political and Disciplinary Service Bureau for all violations mentioned in the investigative reports. Al Wefaq stated that the lack of punishment for breaking the rules led to the continuing of violations of employees' rights.

Al Wefaq renewed their request of immediate release of Mr. Mohamed El Ziany, a Salafist, who was imprisoned for a week for expressing his opinion about the political situation.

Al Wefaq also stated their concern for what would happen to the prisoner as the government uses prison as a leveraging tool toward the opposition. They also stressed that arrests for politecal reasons are causing more aggravation and are pushing the country away from reaching any chance for a political resolution, saying that violence cannot stop the people's demands for democracy and will only complicate the issue.

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Protest in Bani Jamra, Bahrain
Bani Jamra, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
25 Jul 2012

Bani Jamra, Bahrain

Protests against the Bahraini monarchy, which started in February last year, continue with marches throughout the country. Demonstrators are calling for democracy and initiating an article in the constitution which states that the people are the ruling entity and encourages the respect of international treaties, giving Bahrain the freedom of speech and to protest without violent backlash.

Al Wefaq National Islamist Society confirmed in their statement that they are monitoring violations against state employees in various fields since March 15th, 2011. Employees are discriminated against in their work environments and large numbers are forced to sign disciplinary sanctions; many are required to pay bills as punishment which is contrary to work agreement #111.

Al Wefaq blames the Civil, Political and Disciplinary Service Bureau for all violations mentioned in the investigative reports. Al Wefaq stated that the lack of punishment for breaking the rules led to the continuing of violations of employees' rights.

Al Wefaq renewed their request of immediate release of Mr. Mohamed El Ziany, a Salafist, who was imprisoned for a week for expressing his opinion about the political situation.

Al Wefaq also stated their concern for what would happen to the prisoner as the government uses prison as a leveraging tool toward the opposition. They also stressed that arrests for politecal reasons are causing more aggravation and are pushing the country away from reaching any chance for a political resolution, saying that violence cannot stop the people's demands for democracy and will only complicate the issue.

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Manama Protests 1
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
25 Jul 2012

Manama, Bahrain

Protests against the Bahraini monarchy, which started in February last year, continue with marches throughout the country. Demonstrators are calling for democracy and initiating an article in the constitution which states that the people are the ruling entity and encourages the respect of international treaties, giving Bahrain the freedom of speech and to protest without violent backlash.

Al Wefaq National Islamist Society confirmed in their statement that they are monitoring violations against state employees in various fields since March 15th, 2011. Employees are discriminated against in their work environments and large numbers are forced to sign disciplinary sanctions; many are required to pay bills as punishment which is contrary to work agreement #111.

Al Wefaq blames the Civil, Political and Disciplinary Service Bureau for all violations mentioned in the investigative reports. Al Wefaq stated that the lack of punishment for breaking the rules led to the continuing of violations of employees' rights.

Al Wefaq renewed their request of immediate release of Mr. Mohamed El Ziany, a Salafist, who was imprisoned for a week for expressing his opinion about the political situation.

Al Wefaq also stated their concern for what would happen to the prisoner as the government uses prison as a leveraging tool toward the opposition. They also stressed that arrests for politecal reasons are causing more aggravation and are pushing the country away from reaching any chance for a political resolution, saying that violence cannot stop the people's demands for democracy and will only complicate the issue.

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Bahrain - Press Conference 25 July 2012
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
25 Jul 2012

Manama, Bahrain
The Bahraini opposition held a press conference on Thursday, July 25, 2012, to launch a campaign called "Khafafish El Zalam," demanding that Bahraini authorities stop raiding homes, stressing adherence to popular demand for freedom and democracy, rejecting all forms of violence, and demanding that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and the international community assume responsibility in preventing arrests and searches without a court order.

Mr. Khalil Marzouq, political consultant for the Secretary General of Al Wefaq, declared during the press conference that over $10 million worth of property has been stolen and over 270 homes raided during June and July, 2012. Marzouq also spoke about the horrific crimes committed by the Bahraini government. He reviewed footage from the Bassiouni reports depicting security forces breaking into houses, shouting verbal abuses, smashing doors, and not allowing women the chance to cover up.

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Protests in Eker, Bahrain
Eker, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
22 Jul 2012

Eker, Bahrain | 22 July 2012

Security forces fire tear gas canisters at protesters.

Demonstrations continue through the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan in Bahrain, with protesters marching through streets in several districts in the country. Although they are peaceful demonstrations, clashes erupt with security forces firing on crowds and using tear gas resulting in many injuries.

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Protests in Sehla, Bahrain
Sehla, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
22 Jul 2012

Al Sehl, Bahrain | 22 July 2012

Security forces shooting at protesters with tear gas.

Demonstrations continue through the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan in Bahrain, with protesters marching through streets in several districts in the country. Although they are peaceful demonstrations, clashes erupt with security forces firing on crowds and using tear gas resulting in many injuries.

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Protest in Shahrakhan, Bahrain
Shahrakhan, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
22 Jul 2012

Shahrakhan, Bahrain | 22 July 2012

Demonstrations continue through the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan in Bahrain, with protesters marching through streets in several districts in the country. Although they are peaceful demonstrations, clashes erupt with security forces firing on crowds and using tear gas resulting in many injuries.

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Protests in Ma'ameer, Bahrain
Maameer, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
22 Jul 2012

Ma'ameer, Bahrain | 22 July 2012

Demonstrations continue through the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan in Bahrain, with protesters marching through streets in several districts in the country. Although they are peaceful demonstrations, clashes erupt with security forces firing on crowds and using tear gas resulting in many injuries.

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Protests in Sanabis, Bahrain
Sanabis, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
22 Jul 2012

Sanabis, Bahrain | 22 July 2012

Protesters flee from shots fired.

Demonstrations continue through the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan in Bahrain, with protesters marching through streets in several districts in the country. Although they are peaceful demonstrations, clashes erupt with security forces firing on crowds and using tear gas resulting in many injuries.

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Protests in Sanabis, Bahrain 2
Sanabis, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
22 Jul 2012

Sanabis, Bahrain | 22 July 2012

Demonstrations continue through the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan in Bahrain, with protesters marching through streets in several districts in the country. Although they are peaceful demonstrations, clashes erupt with security forces firing on crowds and using tear gas resulting in many injuries.

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Protests in Sanabis, Bahrain 3
Sanabis, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
22 Jul 2012

Sanabis, Bahrain | 22 July 2012

Tear gas fired at protesters gathered in the street.

Demonstrations continue through the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan in Bahrain, with protesters marching through streets in several districts in the country. Although they are peaceful demonstrations, clashes erupt with security forces firing on crowds and using tear gas resulting in many injuries.