Reports from Bahrain describe a growing menace to the protestors.
The media and world bodies have generally ignored the Bahrain protests, making it difficult to know what is happening. Emails from an activist in Bahrain illuminate some of the occurrences and highlight how the struggle has grown from seeking equality in life to receiving a punishing death. It's a sad and captivating story.
Hope this email finds you well.
To update you on recent events in Bahrain:
Report by the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights: Thousands are subjected to dismissal of work as part of severe clampdown on all who joined or openly supported the protest movement. King's son says: No escape for opponents of his father:
ILO Director-General sounds alarm on situation of workers in Bahrain:
"Policemen Murder Suspects Go On Trial before the Lower State Safety Court"
"Bahrain University Fires College Dean, 7 Teachers, 25 Administrators and 62 Students"
"It has also sacked 25 administrators, 62 students and suspended 8 others for a whole academic year. Five other students enrolled at foreign universities for their PhD degrees had their state scholarships stopped." It is important to note that the incident of the University of Bahrain was mentioned in the BCHR report on "Unfounded stories of sectarian clashes and violence by protesters":
"Ministry of Social Affairs has decided to dissolve the Bahrain Teacher's Society and suspend the Bahrain Medical Society today." President of the Bahrain Teacher's Society was arrested today.
"The US officials expressed thanks and respect to HRH the Crown Prince praising the kingdom's ongoing development march for the past tenors as well as Bahrain's pioneering regional and international role."