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Met the wonderful Zeinab Alkhawaja today who is on hunger strike for the release of her husband, brother-in-law and father (my friend Abdulhadi)
See Zeinab's testimony at:
They are held incommunicado and after 4 deaths in custody as a result of torture we are all very worried.... The scary thing is what the Bahraini Government have to hide...
The situation here is very difficult, martial law, incommunicado detentions, armed raids on houses of human rights defenders, beatings, threats and arrests of family members, large numbers sacked from employment for taking part in peaceful protests, and when Kareem Fakhrawi went to register a complaint to the police he ends up tortured to death http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2011/04/13/bahrain-investigate-new-death-custody
And the hypocrisy of Western Governments who call for democracy and human rights elsewhere but are strangely timid in the face of brutal repression and Saudi armoured cars...