Monday, April 30, 2012

Jailed Bahraini Activists Get Appeal, But U.S.-Backed Regime’s Abuses Continue Unabated

Democracy Now!

"Bahrain has granted appeals for 21 people accused of trying to overthrow the U.S.-backed monarchy after the Arab Spring protests began last year. The prisoners include human rights leader Abdulhadi Alkhawaja, who is on the 82nd day of his hunger strike. The news comes as a new report by Human Rights Watch finds Bahrain’s police continue to beat and torture detainees, including minors. We’re joined by Alkhawaja’s daugher, Maryam Alkhawaja, from Beirut, and by Human Rights Watch’s Joe Stork, who is now banned from visiting Bahrain after documenting abuses in the crackdown...."

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