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Chan'ad Bahraini

(Scomberomorous maculatus Bahrainius)

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Al-Khawaja update

Sunday, November 14, 2004

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.

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6 Responses to 'Al-Khawaja update'

Anonymous Anonymous says:

This is my third comments at your blog. Perhaps it's time to get registered and have my own "Arabic English" blog ;)

As the 12 out of 20 out of 26 cars-protestors detainees remain in jail, they went on a hunger strike since last Thursday. Last night, Zhuair Alshehabi, one of the detainees, has been transferred to BDF hospital after he dropped unconsciously. Here you can see some photos taken by mobile while Zuhair was at the hospital and just before taken back to Isa Town's jail.    

Blogger Scorpio says:

The 21st is the big date - let's hope they see sense, release Al Khawaja and step back.    

Blogger Angelo Embuldeniya (Strav) says:

thanks for the info chanad, yea 21st is an important day scorpio.... and lets all hope they sort this rumble in the desert the right way out.... (oh wait protesters in front of the bfh.. and then we have the EK Kanoo sponsored event @ BIC & at bfh... hmmmm interesing spot to protest @]

I haven't been bloggin recently because my blog (BahrainBlog.info) has been the recent victim of a spate of attacks against my posts from ppl who didn't like info about what happens in one of the'elite' unis in Bahrain ... & becuse they felt that my posts were provocative... anywayz once i get my fireall and security holes all tied up .. i'll drop u all a note with my new look.... yea this time i'm going for my own hosted blog....

.... can anyone confirm if theres gonna be a protest along sakhir's streets on the 24th? & the ppl behind this bahrain bin laden site [
http://www.ansarbah.cjb.net/] are they the same ones who keep sending the mps these 'threatening' mobile text messages abt the approving the proposal on the new political societies' law???


Blogger Scorpio says:
11/15/2004 04:40:00 pm

Hey Strav - sorry to hear you got flamed out, but look forward to the new site.

I seriously doubt that those behind the Islamist site are sending abusive texts to MPs; in fact there's a (much) greater likelihood that MP Mohammed Khaled or one of his colleagues is behind the Bin Laden site.

I see that the aforementioned MP has been leading protests against what's going in Fallujua - but under legislation he's sponsoring this demo would be illegal and he'd be facing two years in prison. So there is some justice.    

Blogger Girl, Interrupted says:
11/16/2004 11:01:00 pm

Hey, Eid Mubarak...
I just wanted to let you know that I signed up on this website... and although i won't be using it as much, I managed to post two really short entries because it's really hard to figure out things on this website!

You'll still find me at the usual place... :) And i just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog...    

Anonymous Anonymous says:
11/17/2004 12:51:00 am

Actually, I do need your help. How do you post favorite links like you do on your blog? I wanted to put your link and some of the other Bahraini blogs as well, but I can't figure out how. God I'm so computer illiterate!

Gurl, Interrupted    

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