Thursday, October 28, 2010

Bahraini Shi'ites Still on Trial

The 25 Shi'ites accused of plotting against the government claim they were tortured in jail.  That seems to be fairly typical of many Middle Eastern governments, and is often used to get confessions.  The article in the Gulf Daily News out of Bahrain is very small and says that media coverage has been banned.  Two other Bahrainis were arrested for anti-government posters showing pictures of men in jail (possibly some of the 25 Shi'ites?).  According to the Free Ali Facebook page, Ali's trial is adjourned until November 11th.

Let's hope the world will take notice of the suppression going on in Bahrain and do something about it.

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