Bahrain, “The Island of Torture” enjoys Prince Andrews admiration

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/05/13/the-island-of-torture/

“…he [Prince Andrew] said: “I believe that what’s happening in Bahrain is a source of hope for many people in the world and a source of pride for Bahrainis.””
“This is very strange, as the island kingdom of Bahrain has a proven record of jailing and torturing protesters demanding democratic rights for the Shia majority…”

“the government in Bahrain crushed the Bahraini version of the Arab Spring, treating protesters and anybody associated with them, such as doctors who treated injured demonstrators, with extreme brutality. The Bahrain independent commission of inquiry, set up by the Bahraini government itself, described at least 18 different techniques used to mistreat or torture detainees including electric shocks, beating on the soles of the feet with rubber hoses, sleep deprivation and threats of rape. More than 30 Shia mosques, religious meeting places and holy sites were bulldozed on the pretext that they had no planning permission.”

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