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Bahrain: Violence grows with mob attacks: Gran Prix gets green flag | NZ Herald News, guardian.co.uk

Mobs with iron rods and sticks ransacked a supermarket belonging to a major Shiite-owned business group, as part of a spike in violence in the Gulf nation in retaliation for a bomb attack on police. The attack appeared linked to a wave of reprisals and intimidation by suspected Sunni groups angered by the 14-month-old uprising by Bahrain’s Shiite majority seeking ...

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Bahraini Hunger Striker’s Life in Peril as U.S.-Backed Forces Continue Anti-Democracy Crackdown | Democracy Now!

The U.S.-backed monarchy in Bahrain continues the crackdown on protesters, with reports of many injuries and at least one death over the weekend. We speak to Zainab Alkhawaja, the daughter of jailed human rights leader Abdulhadi Alkhawaja, who is now on the 54th day of his hunger strike. Doctors say her father could go into a coma at any point, ...

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Bahrain Security Forces Crush Protests After Funeral of Slain Teenager | Antiwar.com

The Bahraini government is a long-time U.S. ally receiving continued economic and military support from the Obama administration, despite an extended reign of repression in response to pro-democracy demonstrations. A recent independent probe into the government’s response concluded also that torture was systemic for hundreds of detained Bahrainis. The Obama administration has quietly moved forward with a new package of ...

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Obama administration using loophole to quietly sell arms package to Bahrain | The Cable

President Barack Obama’s administration has been delaying its planned $53 million arms sale to Bahrain due to human rights concerns and congressional opposition, but this week administration officials told several congressional offices that they will move forward with a new and different package of arms sales — without any formal notification to the public. For more on this story, visit: ...

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Bahrain spirals into escalating violence | Monsters and Critics

Cairo – Bahrain has spiraled into escalating violence on the streets in recent days, several weeks after an independent commission report into last year’s violence was released in November. On Saturday police and pro-government supporters clashed with hundreds of mourners in Muharraq, north of the Bahraini capital Manama, as they marched in the funeral of 24-year-old Yousif Muwali, who died ...

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Bahrain Failing to Prosecute Abuses, Continuing Repression, Says UN | Antiwar.com

The United Nation’s top human rights official said on Wednesday that the U.S.-supported dictatorship in Bahrain was failing to prosecute human rights abuses and was continuing its use of excessive force against civilians. “We continue to receive reports of the repression of small protests in Bahrain,” U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said in a statement. ”…although some ...

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Video reveals vicious attack by Egypt’s military police | The Independent

A video showing Egypt’s military police viciously clubbing a woman, repeatedly kicking her head and then stomping on her semi-naked chest triggered a wave of outrage yesterday and threatened to further inflame three days of bloody clashes in the capital. The footage, taken during another outbreak of rioting in which at least 10 people were killed and 441 injured, shows ...

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Bahrain police fire tear gas after funeral | The AP via Yahoo! News

MANAMA, Bahrain – Police in Bahrain on Sunday fired tear gas at thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-government slogans after the funeral of an elderly man who witnesses say died from tear gas inhalation. The unrest Sunday is the fourth straight day of clashes between opposition supporters and security forces along a main highway west of the Bahraini capital Manama. For ...

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