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Written by Andrew Puhanic
Published on Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
IN a breach of civil liberties not seen since the crackdown that resulted from the Bahrain uprising in 2011, the government of Bahrain has revoked the citizenship’s of 31 activists for reasons pertaining to “state security”.
Of the 31 activists who had their citizenships revoked, four of them were opposition party members.
This move by the Bahrain Government comes as no surprise. Considering that under the country’s own citizenship laws, the government has the right to revoke the citizenship of anyone who poses as a threat to state security. It’s unclear how many citizens in total have been expelled without notice.
To complicate matters even more, the Globalist government of the United States has what would be described as an intimate relationship with the dictatorship, using Bahrain as a base to launch strikes within the middle-east and supplying Bahrain with weapons and other military equipment. It is estimated that 6,000 American troops are based in Bahrain (Source: CNIC)
Unfortunately, this is most certainly not the first or the last breach of civil liberties of the citizens of Bahrain:
ATTACKS on civil liberties and human rights by the Bahrain Government have been a regular occurrence since the Arab Spring inspired uprising in 2011.
It has been reported in RT that since February 2011, more than 3,000 Bahrainis have been arrested.
It was also reported that more than five Bahrainis were killed as a result of torture, something not seen since World War Two.
In an attempt to denounce and humiliate the activists who had been expelled, the state-run Bahrain News Agency have even gone to the extent of publishing the names of the 31 activists who had been expelled.
Click here to access the list. Just in-case the Bahraini Government takes down the site, I have taken the liberty to save a copy of the webpage. Click here to download the names of the 31 activists who have been expelled.
With the recent re-election of President Obama, will the United States change it’s policy towards Bahrain? Considering the strategic position of Bahrain in the middle-east, it’s highly unlikely that the citizens of Bahrain will ever be granted their wish of a free and fair Bahrain, especially with the assistance of the United States.