Sunday, March 6, 2011

'Press TV's website blocked in Bahrain'



Source: Press TV
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/168269.html

A Bahraini human rights activist says Manama has blocked Press TV's website in the country, adding Bahrain is on the “black list” as far as human rights are concerned.

“According to all human rights organizations, Bahrain stands on the black list when it comes to human rights,” Nabeel Rajab, a member of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, told Press TV.

He underlined that Press TV's website in Bahrain has remained blocked for ten days now, describing the move as a blatant example of violating freedom of expression in the country.

The rights activist added that Press TV's site is one of “tens of thousands” of websites blocked in Bahrain over the past few months.

“The Bahrain situation has deteriorated,” he noted.

As confirmed by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, he said, Bahrain uses “systematic torture” against political prisoners in the country.

“Until two weeks ago we had over 500 political prisoners,” he said, adding quite a few of them are children.

The rights activist underscored that the political prisoners in Bahrain are “sexually harassed.”

He went on to say that roughly one out of every 1,000 Bahraini citizens are held as a political prisoner, making Bahrain the country with the highest number of political prisoners per capita.

He added that all human rights organizations have blacklisted Bahrain as a violator of human rights.

“[The] Internet is being slowed down, so that we don't upload videos and we don't upload pictures … to show what is happening in Bahrain,” he concluded

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for commenting on this post. Please consider sharing it on Facebook or Twitter for a wider discussion.

Russia Today (Live)

World News 2017

South Front Military Review 2017

Syria - News 2017

US News 2017

The Russian Perspective

Debate – Global Issues 2017

Current Affairs - Important Interviews – 2017

Important Information 2016 - 2017

Yemen News 2017

Turkey News 2017

Ukraine News 2016 - 2017

Palestine & Israeli Crime 2017

Iraq News 2017

Iran News 2016 - 2017

Important Documentaries

Viewpoint, Discussion & Opinion - 2017

Abby Martin – Empire Files

Global Economic News 2017

Egypt News 2016 - 2017

Libya News 2016 - 2017

Bahrain News 2016 - 2017

Sheik Imran Hosein - Islamic Eschatology

George Galloway – Comment & Opinion

English FA Cup 2016 – 2017

New Age Weather

Space News

Music for the Revolutionary Mind

Global Revolution LIVE!

Watch live streaming video from globalrevolution at livestream.com

Japan’s 3 Nuclear Meltdowns STILL ongoing (News Censored)