2 Sisters Sentenced to Rape & Humiliation By Indian Local Council


Indian Sentenced to Rape by Local CouncilJNN 31 Aug 2015 Delhi : Over 60,000 people signed an Amnesty International UK’s petition demanding the government intervene in the case of two Indian sisters sentenced to rape and humiliation for their brother’s deed by a local council dominated by a higher caste. Continue reading

Takfiri IS terrorist Kills Atleast 80 Izadi Men , Kidnap 3000 Women in the Northern Iraq bordering Syria


Izadi Community Members in Camps fJNN 19 Aug 2014 Baghdad : Takfiri ISIL Terrorists have kidnapped up to 3,000 women and girls from the Izadi community in northern Iraq over the past two weeks, Amnesty International says. Islamic State terrorists have ‘massacred’ at least 80 Izadis after they refused to convert to Wahabism, it has been claimed.  Continue reading

Exploitation of Domestic Workers , AI demands cancellation of 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar


Domestic Workers Rights Group wants FIFA world Cup Cancelled in QatarJNN 23 April 2014 Doha : Amnesty International, the UK-based human-rights group, has accused Qatar for failing to protect migrant domestic workers, saying they are exposed to a greater extent of abuse than construction workers and are trapped by employers. Continue reading

Bahraini Shia Committed against the Wahabi Monarchy on the 3rd Anniversary of the Revolution


Anti-government protesters throw stones at riot police after the funeral procession for Asma Hussain, in the village of Jid Al HajJNN 14 Feb 2014 Manama : Clashes with police have marked the third anniversary of the Bahrain uprising that had seen numerous human rights violations by the government and wide social discontent of the majority Shia population with the minority ruling Sunni monarchy. Continue reading

Egypt Bans 55,000 Unlicensed MB sympathizer Preacher from Delivering Friday Sermons


Clerics supporting deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi attend a rally at the Raba El-Adwyia square where Mursi's supporters are camping in CairoJNN 12 Sept 2013 Cairo : Egyptian authorities will bar 55,000 unlicensed clerics from preaching in mosques in the latest move against sympathizers of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, the minister of religious endowments said on Tuesday.

Egyptian authorities have been cracking down on Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood since the army toppled him on July 3.

Minister of Endowments Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa said the clerics lack licenses to preach and were considered to be fundamentalist and a threat to the Egypt’s security.

“The decision is only meant to legalize the preaching process during Fridays’ mass prayers and make only those authorized to do it, do it, Gomaa told Reuters.

Authorities moved to crush the Brotherhood following the overthrow of Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically leader. More than 2,000 Islamist activists have been arrested and most of the Brotherhood’s leaders, including Morsi, jailed on charges of inciting or taking part in violence. Some have also been accused of terrorism or murder.

Over the same period, more than 1,000 people have been killed in political violence. Most were protesters killed by security forces breaking up pro-Morsi camps in Cairo. About 100 were members of the security forces.

The military-led authorities consider the Brotherhood a terrorist group and discussions are underway on the possibility of banning it.

In Geneva, Amnesty International called on Tuesday for an independent investigation into killings by the security forces as well as torture and violations of the rights to free speech and assembly.

The military’s overthrow of Morsi unleashed an “extreme level of political violence”, the London-based group told the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.

“Between 14 and 18 August, at least 1,089 people were killed, many due to the use of excessive, grossly disproportionate and unwarranted lethal force by security forces,” said Peter Splinter, Amnesty representative in Geneva.

A impartial investigation was urgently needed into human rights violations, he said.

 

Thousands of Shia Men attends the Funeral of the Young Boy Killed by Saudi Forces


Shia Protest the Killing of the Shia Boy by Saudi ForcesJNN 11 Sept 2013 Riyadh : Thousands of people have attended the funeral ceremony of a young man killed in the eastern Saudi Arabian city of Awamiya during a crackdown on dissidents by regime forces. Continue reading

Bahraini Shia held funeral for 10 year old who had ‘teargas-related cancer’


BAHRAIN-POLITICAL-UNREST-FUNERALJNN 14 Aug 2013 Manama : Hundreds of people in Bahrain have taken to the streets to mourn for a young boy who died after  inhaling toxic teargas which later caused Cancer used by Saudi-backed regime forces. Continue reading

Arabian Shia Protest against the Atrocities of Saudi Monarchs in Qasimia and Awamia


Arabian Protest in Qassimia against Al Saud

JNN 19 Mar 2013 Riyadh : Shia Demonstrators in Saudi Arabia have staged another protest rally against the Al Saud regime in central province of al-Qassim, Press reports.

The outraged protestors took to the streets in the city of Buraidah on Saturday, calling for the immediate release of political prisoners including a group of women who were recently arrested.

Earlier on March 1, Saudi security forces arrested over 300 people, including 15 women, in al-Qassim province.

The arrests took place after hundreds of Saudis staged a protest sit-in to demand the release of political prisoners.

Saudi activists say there are more than 30,000 political prisoners, mostly prisoners of conscience, in jails across the Kingdom.

According to the activists, most of the detained political thinkers are being held by the government without trial or legitimate charges and that they were arrested for merely looking suspicious.

Some of the detainees are reported to be held without trial for more than 16 years.

Attempting to incite the public against the government and the allegiance to foreign entities are usually the ready-made charges against the dissidents.

In Saudi Arabia, protests and political gatherings of any kind are prohibited.

Since February 2011, protesters have held demonstrations on an almost regular basis in Saudi Arabia primarily calling for the release of all political prisoners, freedom of expression and assembly, and an end to widespread discrimination.

However, the demonstrations have turned into protests against the repressive Al Saud regime, especially after November 2011, when Saudi security forces killed five protesters and injured many others in the country’s Eastern Province.

In another Protest , On Friday, Saudi protesters once again took to the streets of Awamiyah located in the Qatif region, in Saudi Arabia’s oil-rich Eastern Province.

They shouted anti-regime slogans during the demonstration to condemn Riyadh’s ongoing crackdown on protests and activists in the country.

The demonstrators also voiced their solidarity with Hussein al-Rabie, an activist who has been arrested by Saudi regime forces, calling for his immediate release.

Since February 2011, protesters have held demonstrations on an almost regular basis in Saudi Arabia, mainly in the Qatif region and the town of Awamiyah in Eastern Province, primarily calling for the release of all political prisoners, freedom of expression and assembly, and an end to widespread discrimination.

Saudi regime forces have also arrested dozens of people including prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.

Saudi authorities warned in October 2012 that they would deal ‘firmly’ with anti-regime demonstrations. Amnesty International slammed the warning and urged the authorities to “withdraw their threat.”

A Saudi preacher has called for reforms in the Kingdom, warning that denying the rights of people is increasing tensions across the country.

“The people have aspirations, demands and rights and they will not stay silent on total or partial confiscation of their rights. When you lose hope, you can do anything,” Salman al-Auda said in an open letter on Saturday.

The preacher, who is from the Sahwa movement, called for reforms and the coming of “a new horizon” for Saudi Arabia.

Auda warned that growing tension in the kingdom was due to “corruption, unemployment, poor housing, weak health and educational services and a lack of political reforms.”

He criticized regime crackdown on protesters, saying, “A security solution would only aggravate the situation and block the path to reforms.”

Auda called for the immediate release of human rights activists and political prisoners, saying that their detention will only “increase the bitterness, the desire for revenge and mushrooming of jihadist thinking in prisons.”

He also condemned the “continuing practice of censorship” by the country’s information officials.

An independent Saudi rights organization said that about 30,000 political activists have been held in prisons. Riyadh, however, denied the claim, saying there was no political prisoner in the country.

 

Arabian Shia’s Stages Massive Show of Strength in a Demo against Al Saud’s illegal Detentions of thousands of Shias


Arabian Shia Massive Demo against Al SaudJNN 23 Feb 2013 Riyadh : People have once again taken to streets in a Massive show of Strength in the eastern Province of Qatif , Saudi Arabia to protest against the detention of protesters. Continue reading

Shia Believers are forced to convert to Majority’s Sect of Indonesia


Indonesian Shia Protest against the DiscriminationJNN 22 Jan 2013 Jakarta : Credible local sources have told Amnesty International that the authorities have given the villagers until March to convert to Indonesia’s majority’s Sect of Islam as Sunni Sect, if they wish to return to their homes. Continue reading

Shia Believers are forced to convert to Majority's Sect of Indonesia


Indonesian Shia Protest against the DiscriminationJNN 22 Jan 2013 Jakarta : Credible local sources have told Amnesty International that the authorities have given the villagers until March to convert to Indonesia’s majority’s Sect of Islam as Sunni Sect, if they wish to return to their homes. Continue reading

Bahraini protesters clash with police after rally ban, police fire tear gas on thousands of protesters


JNN 21 July 2012 Manama : Violent clashes erupted in Bahrain as thousands protested the government’s move to limit political marches. Police used tear gas and, reportedly, rubber bullets to disperse the crowd, which responded with firebombs. Continue reading

Arabian Shia hold anti Ale Saud Rally in the Shia Majority Oil Rich Eastern Province of Qatif


JNN 10 May 2012 Riyadh : Saudi Arabia’s Eastern province has been hit by yet another anti-government protest rally in which demonstrators have condemned the long-time rule of Al Saud for its suppression of protests. Continue reading

Bahrain’s Hunger Striker’s Daughter Remanded in Jail for 7 Days , for sitting on a Main Road


JNN 27 April 2012 Manama : Bahrain has remanded in custody for seven days the daughter of a jailed hunger striker for protesting during last week’s Formula One grand prix, her lawyer says. Continue reading

Saudi Backed Bahraini Government Arrests 60 Shia Protest Leaders Ahead of F1 Grand Prix


JNN 19 April 2012 Manama  : Bahrain has arrested at least 60 Shi’ite protest leaders in recent days to try to prevent widescale unrest ahead of a controversial Formula One Grand Prix this week, activists said on Tuesday. Continue reading

Shia Citizen Under Worst conditions in Saudi Arabia , Shia Mosque Closed


JNN 05 Dec 2011 Qatif : Shia rights watch condemn closure of the largest Shia mosque in Al-Ahsa, one of the Shia city in Saudi Arabia and ask the government to know that the continuing the discrimination might bring unrest to the country. It is the Shia’s rights to practice their peaceful programs in the month of Moharam and it’s the job of the government to protect their citizens not to oppressed them. Continue reading

Bahrainis opposition hold mass anti-regime rally,and announces to boycott elections


JNN 13 Aug 2011 Manama : Thousands of Bahraini anti-government protesters have poured into the streets near the capital, Manama, to demand equality and liberty in the country. While the main Opposition Party Al Wifaq have announced to Boycott the By Elections on the seats they have resigned , against the ongoing crackdown on the Peaceful Protesters. Continue reading

Bahraini Determined for Reforms in the Nation, while the Al Khalifa & Ale Saud tie the Wedding Knot to reinforce their shattering Rule


JNN 17 June 2011 : Bahraini protesters have staged an anti-government rally in the eastern city of Sitra to mark the fourth months of popular uprising in the small Persian Gulf sheikhdom.  Continue reading

Another victim of Bahrain’s Al Khalifa Regime’s torture Embraces Martyrdom


JNN 15 June 2011 : A “tortured” Bahraini anti-regime activist has died a day after he was released from jail, witnesses say. Witnesses say Jaber Ibrahim al-Alawiat was “severely tortured” by Bahraini regime forces while in detention, Press TV reported.  Continue reading

Another victim of Bahrain's Al Khalifa Regime's torture Embraces Martyrdom


JNN 15 June 2011 : A “tortured” Bahraini anti-regime activist has died a day after he was released from jail, witnesses say. Witnesses say Jaber Ibrahim al-Alawiat was “severely tortured” by Bahraini regime forces while in detention, Press TV reported.  Continue reading

Bahrain resumes trial of 23 activists


 

JNN 26 Nov 2010 Bahrain has resumed the third trial session of the 23 opposition activists detained on charges of forming an illegal organization and plotting to overthrow the government.

The third session had been adjourned to investigate fresh allegations of torture made by some of the detainees. They also claimed they had been forced to sign confessions at the prosecutor’s office.

The defendants had complained about being beaten in prison, deprived of sleep and forced to remain standing for long periods of time following the first session of their trial on October 28.

A member of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, Maryam al-Khawaja, told Press TV on Friday that Thursday’s trial lasted for about 45 minutes. The lawyers requested that the trial be halted until torture allegations are looked into.

“One of the detainees, Sheikh Muhammad Habib al-Moqdad, spoke about torture, electric shocks that he and Dr. Abdel-Jalil al-Singace – a leading member of the opposition political group al-Haq – were both subjected to. He even exposed the name of the police officer who carried out the tortures,” she added.

“The judge basically did not respond to the request of the lawyers and he adjourned the trial until December 9,” Khawaja said.

Meanwhile, the Amnesty International has called on the Bahraini authorities to inspect new claims of mistreatment made by some of the detained opposition activists.

“The Bahraini authorities must conduct a prompt and independent investigation into both these allegations of torture,” said Malcolm Smart, director of Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Program.

“They must also now take steps to protect the 23 defendants from possible further retaliation, following their new allegations.”

All the 23 men are charged with “forming an illegal organization” aiming to “overthrow the government and dissolve the constitution”, inciting people to “overthrow and change the political system of the country”, fundraising and planning terrorist acts, and other offences under Bahrain’s 2006 anti-terrorism law. They all deny the charges.

The detained opposition activists have had very little access to their lawyers. They were only allowed to see the defendants when they were brought before the Public Prosecutor about two weeks after their arrest and again during the first trial session.

Some of the defendants alleged that they were subjected to further torture or other ill-treatment after the court’s first session, their attorney said after the second session of the court on November 11