Monthly Archives: June 2011

Torture -part 3: “Bahrain’s Security Forces: A History of Sexual Sadism”

 “There is one place in which one’s privacy, intimacy, integrity and inviolability are guaranteed – one’s body, a unique temple and a familiar territory of sensa and personal history. The torturer invades, defiles and desecrates this shrine. He does so … Continue reading

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Torture -part 2 “Bahrain: The Systematic Use of Sexual Abuse”

“Ahmed talked about the oppression of the Khalifa family in the old days . If any of Baharnis were known to have a decent house, donkey or daughter they were robbed of it by the Shaikh”  Belgrave Diaries Bahrain’s security … Continue reading

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Torture -part 1 “From Guantanamo to Bahrain”

“But the one person from Bahrain who fought for our freedom till the end was Nabeel Rajab from the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights.” This was part of an interview with Juma Mohammed Al Dossary, a former Guantanamo prisoner from … Continue reading

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“Arsenal of Tyranny”; the Western Hand in Bahrain

Prior to independence, the British with mercenaries from India helped the royal family crush any popular protest or uprising. Things didn’t change much afterwards; upon independence, Ian Henderson, a ruthless colonial police officer, who previously crushed the Mau Mau Uprising … Continue reading

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