This is just an update on the Al-Khawaja affair for those of you who are checking. It's Eid right now so I'm not able to put in a full post.
First, please download this video (wmv 27.2MB) before the BCHR website goes offline again. Watch and you will see the truth of what happened at the car parade protest on the 28th of October. The government has been trying to portray it as though the protesters were blocking traffic, but you will see in the video that it was actually the cops who were the cause of it all.
Since my last post about Al-Khawaja, he himself has gone on a hunger strike until the group of protesters arrested during the car parade protest are released. Of the 30 originally arrested, 6 were released after about a week, and 8 more were released two days ago after an appearance before the Public Prosecutor. But there are still 12 who are being detained for another 15 days (yes, I know the numbers don't add up... I'll try working on it). These 12 have also decided to join Al-Khawaja by going on a hunger strike. The latest news is that one of the detainees, Zuhair al-Shehabi, had to be admitted in the BDF hospital after fainting, but he is still refusing to take any form of nutrition.
Also, the Committee in Support of Al-Khawaja has announced that they will be holding a protest on Thursday, 18th of November, at 10am, in front of the Bahrain Financial Harbour site (map). And recall that the verdict for Al-Khawaja's trial will be given on Nov 21.
That's all for now. Sorry I haven't provided much detail, and there are no links to articles. I'll fix it up when I get some more time.