Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Handcuffed and smiling

Hussain Yousif and Mohammed Mosawi appearing before the General Prosecutor today and will be held for 15 days questioning. This leads you to wonder, how many questions can u ask in 15 days??!? Boy I could write my entire autobiography in that time. Meanwhile it is reported that Abdulemam is still being interrogated and is very ill. Maybe its the sheesha-withdrawel symptoms digging in already.

At time where our country needed strong truth and reconciliation following the black era of the nineties, here is the government yet again fueling further hatred for itself. After trying to infiltrate it, then competing with it, now its using all its force to close the forum down. As someone suggested, had the King agreed to an online interview on BahrainOnline, he may have swayed reader views for his benefit.He really needs to sack his domestic PR campaigner. I mean how could he do this after an odious speech on peace, security an stability a few days ago, who is he kidding!

International coverage is picking up:

Good articles on Gulf News, this has an interview with a lawyer. Abdulla Hashim states that the charges the guys are accused of can carry up to 20 years in Jail. In addition, a good article in Reporters Without Borders . Story has also been reported by Al-Jazeera and Reuters. A BBC Radio Five interview with Curt Hopkins of the Committee for the Protection of Bloggers can be heard here (skip to 1:44:00)

Posted by BB @ 3/01/2005 04:10:00 PM

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Hey girl,
Be careful then. Prisons are not a fun place to be in.

Posted by Blogger SillyBahrainiGirl @ 3/01/2005 07:19:00 PM #

Oh I don't know about that, I heard u get to meet some real nice people there like other fellow prisoners of conscience. Then again my relative did get a tooth knocked out when she got a bit cocky to the prison warden.

Posted by Blogger Bahrania @ 3/01/2005 07:30:00 PM #

It's about time the people move against all this.. Im having this gut feeling that this will not end up with everyone smiling..

Posted by Blogger moodZ @ 3/02/2005 01:03:00 AM #
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