Demonstrationer i Saudi-Arabien – blodig vold i Bahrain

Demonstrationer i Saudi-Arabien. Hvis blot dette forbandede regime ville falde:

Imens slår saudi-arabiske styrker og andre fremmede lejetropper ned overalt i Bahrain:

FN advarer om forfærdende menneskeretskrænkelser i Bahrain – hvis nogen skulle være i tvivl om, hvad der foregår:

UN Human Rights chief Navi Pillay says reports of arbitrary arrests and killings amount to shocking and illegal conduct by the Bahraini regime.

“There are reports of arbitrary arrests, killings, beatings of protesters and of medical personnel, and of the takeover of hospitals and medical centres by various security forces,” she said.

In recent days at least six people have been killed as Bahraini security forces moved in to crush the month-long protests that have shut down the capital, Manama.

With the help of foreign troops, the regime has driven protesters off the streets using tanks, tear gas and live ammunition.

Key opposition leaders calling for the overthrow of Bahrain’s ruling family and the resignation of the government have also been arrested.

Five Shiite activists and one Sunni dissident were arrested Thursday after the army imposed a curfew on parts of Manama using its powers under newly imposed martial law, opposition sources said.

“Four men arrived around two in the morning. One of them put a revolver to my husband’s temple and took him away without even giving us time to call his lawyer,” Farida Gulam, the wife of detained leftist Ibrahim Sharif, told reporters.

Opposition MP Khalil al-Marzouk also said Dr Ali al-Ekri, who had been accused on state TV of spreading “fabrications” about conditions at Salmaniya hospital, was arrested there on Thursday.

Bahrain’s military confirmed it had arrested a number of people for crimes including sedition, murder and having contact with foreign states but gave no details.

Næste revolution: Marokko – og bagefter Saudi-Arabien?

Måske ikke. Marokko har reserveret den 20. februar, som du kan se på videoen herover.

Saudi-Arabien virker måske stabilt, men bloggeren Saudi Woman mener, at det syder og gærer også her:

Everywhere I go and everything I read points to a revolution in our own country in the foreseeable future. However we are still on the ledge and haven’t jumped yet.

I know that some analysts are worried particularly of Saudi Arabia being taken over by Al Qaeda or a Sunni version of the Iranian Islamic Revolution. Calm down. Besides my gut feeling (which is rarely wrong), the overwhelming majority of people speaking out and calling out for a revolution are people who want democracy and civil rights and not more of our current Arab tradition based adaptation of Sharia. My theory of why that is, is that Al Qaeda has already exhausted its human resources here. The available muttawas, are career muttawas (fatwa sheikhs) and minor muttawas (PVPV) of convenience both paid by the government and do not want the current win-win deal between them and the government to sour. So it’s unlikely that they would actively seek change. Actually quite the opposite, they will resist and delay as much as they can. Fortunately the winds of change can’t be deterred by a PVPV cruiser.

(…)Another thing that needs to be done is to aggressively fight corruption and promote transparency and accountability for everyone no matter who they are. If these two issues are taken care of as soon as he gets off the plane, then I predict that things just might calm down and a lot of people won’t be so anxious for change. If not, then the campaign above will just grow bigger and bigger and many more will crop up until eventually the Saudi people will cross the revolution threshold.

Så måske der inden alt for længe kommer en dato for Saudi-Arabien, som man kan følge på Twitter – ligesom du allerede nu kan følge #feb20 for Marokko.