Saturday, November 02, 2013

If we call him the Bahraini Jon Stewart, people might care

Statements from Bahrain News Agency (1st and 2nd)--

An investigation is underway to probe the violations which marred the licensed rally which was held yesterday , Central Governorate Acting Chief Prosecutor Hamad Shaheen Al-Bouainain said. A notification submitted by The Central Governorate police directorate prompted the public Prosecution to launch the legal inquiry. “The violations amount to crimes which are punishable by the law as they contravene the law governing rallies and protests”, Mr. Al-Bouainian. He pointed out that participants in the rally chanted humiliating slogans which represented an affront to public order, moral decency and contravene the laws governing rallies ...Al-Wefaq Society secretary-general  (Sheikh Ali Salman) has been summoned to appear before the Public Prosecution tomorrow (Nov3, 2013), accused of humiliating the Interior Ministry. In a statement tonight, Minister of State for Information Affairs and Government’s Official Spokesperson Samira Ibrahim bin Rajab said that Al-Wefaq secretary-general is accused of denigrating and disparaging the Interior Ministry. The association organized an event showcasing models, miniatures and drawings alleging policemen’s systematic use of inhuman practices and human rights violations. Al-Wefaq Society secretary-general and other members delivered instigative speeches packed with lies and allegations at the opening of the event, which represented an affront to the status of police.