Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter 11 Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend (11 Shares)  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites View Stats   No comments

OpEdNews Op Eds

Targeting Bahraini Human Rights Lawyer Mohammed Al-Tajer

By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 1 of 5 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

Become a Fan
  (191 fans)
- Advertisement -

Targeting Bahraini Human Rights Lawyer Mohammed Al-Tajer

Bahraini monarchy is one of the world's most despotic.

by Stephen Lendman

Since anti-Al-Khalifa protests began early last year, Al-Tajer was persecuted for defending human rights and denouncing Bahraini repression publicly.

Founded in 1922, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) is the oldest international human rights organization. It represents 164 member organizations in over 100 countries.

On April 18, 2011, it reported Al-Tajer's arrest. Twenty "masked and armed (Bahraini) plainclothes men" stormed his house, ransacked it, arrested him, and detained him at an unknown location.

His wife and children were terrorized. His computers, cell phones, and documents were confiscated. His bank account was frozen. He was forced to turn over keys to his law office.

- Advertisement -

On June 12, he was brought before a military tribunal. His attorneys weren't informed. He had no legal representation. He was charged with inciting anti-government hatred, engaging in illegal protests, and instigating people to commit violence and harm security forces. He pled not guilty.

On August 7, he was conditionally released. Charges weren't dropped. He was forced to sign papers saying he wouldn't participate in "any activity against the country." 

During detention he was tortured and abused. He received international support. 

Mrs. Al-Tajer is a physician. She fears arrest for having treated injured protesters.

Following mass winter 2011 arrests, Al-Tajer organized a defense lawyer team to help targeted protesters and others held incommunicado.

- Advertisement -

On June 5, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) and other human rights organizations expressed "grave concern regarding the act of humiliation, intimidation and violation to privacy directed at" him.

He was targeted days after his participation at the Bahrain Universal Periodic Review (UPR) meetings in Geneva. Government social media forums and accounts circulated photos and videos of him and his wife online for two days.

He previously testified before the Bahrain Independent Commission Inquiry (BICI). At the time, he said "he was videotaped sleeping with his wife and that he was threatened that this tape would be made public."

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5


I was born in 1934, am a retired, progressive small businessman concerned about all the major national and world issues, committed to speak out and write about them.

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Go To Commenting

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles
Google Content Matches:
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

The McCain-Lieberman Police State Act

Daniel Estulin's "True Story of the Bilderberg Group" and What They May Be Planning Now

Continuity of Government: Coup d'Etat Authority in America

America Facing Depression and Bankruptcy

Lies, Damn Lies and the Murdoch Empire

Mandatory Swine Flu Vaccine Alert


The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
No comments