Amnesty: Sheikh Salman’s Conviction is Politically Motivated, Must be Immediately Released


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In a shocking attack on the right to freedom of expression Bahrain’s authorities upheld the conviction of opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman and increased his prison sentence from four to nine years for giving speeches in which he criticized the government, said Amnesty International.

Amnesty: Sheikh Salman’s Conviction is Politically Motivated, Must be Immediately Released

«Sheikh Ali Salman’s conviction is clearly politically motivated and is designed to send a message to others that even legitimate and peaceful demands for reform will not go unpunished. He is a prisoner of conscience and should never have been put on trial in the first place. He must be immediately and unconditionally released,» said James Lynch, Deputy Director of the Middle East and North Africa Program at Amnesty International.

Sheikh Ali Salman, who is the Secretary General of the main opposition party al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, was originally sentenced on June 16, 2015 after an unfair trial to four years in prison on…

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Voltaire Network: Saudi Arabia Building Embassy in Tel Aviv


Voltaire Network

PARIS, (ST)-In preparation for bringing the Saudi-Israeli secret relations to light, Saudi Arabia has begun the construction of a huge embassy in «Israel», probably the most important in Tel-Aviv, according to Voltaire Network.

The Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz has nominated Prince Walid Ben Talal (5th world fortune with Citigroup, Movenpick, Four Seasons) as the Kingdom’s next ambassador in «Israel», the network said in a report on Sunday.

 Meetings between Saudi intelligence officers and Israeli officials have recently become open, reflecting the two sides’ insistence to boost mutual relations.

Shedding more light on the Saudi-Israeli cooperation, the network said that the two sides do not maintain official diplomatic relations, however, the Quincy Pact, signed between US President Franklin Roosevelt and Saudi King Abdelaziz in 1945, and renewed by President Bush and King Fahd in 2005, stipulates amongst other things…

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Agents of Destruction: How CIA Helped Create Islamist Frankenstein ~ [A Piece of History Never To Be Forgotten]



By Ekaterina Blinova, SputnikNews

Washington and its allies created the Islamist Frankenstein with their own hands: over the decades radical Muslim ‘agents of destruction’ have formed the belt of instability which stretches across the MENA region to Central Asia and beyond. But how did it all begin?

Back in December 1979 the USSR deployed a limited contingent of Soviet troops in Afghanistan in response to repeated requests from the Afghani government.

It is worth mentioning that the Soviet leadership had long hesitated to launch the military operation aimed at stabilizing the political situation in the Central Asian state, considering it completely “unreasonable.”

“Comrades, I have thought this issue over very thoroughly since yesterday and have concluded that we should consider very, very seriously whether it would make sense to send troops into Afghanistan. The economy is backward, the Islamic religion predominates, and nearly all of the rural population is illiterate. I do not think we can uphold the revolution in Afghanistan with the help of our bayonets. The…

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اتفاق بدخول الجيش إلى المعضمية بريف دمشق بعد تسليم المسلحين لأنفسهم  DAMASCUS:  If you haven’t noticed, the fighting in Syria is diminishing in many areas.  One of them is Damascus where both Alqaeda and its affiliates, and, Jaysh Al-Islam, have found themselves mostly on the run.  Even the so-called Southern Front has lost wind as the Zionist Apartheid State appears to be committed only to logistical support and medical treatment of wounded rodents, an avocation for which the ghetto rodent quacks are eminently qualified.

Mu’adhdhamiyya:  Hundreds of rodents, uniformed, or living among the crevices of alleyways and sewers, came out, en masse, after village notables agreed to a resolution of the siege and offered up over 550 of their worst specimens of stupidity for amnesty.  The Syrian Security Services were there to accept the surrender establishing numerous tables to fill out applications and obtain signatures from former rodents who wanted to rejoin civilized society.  All the rats turned…

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Israeli military expels Palestinians from homes to conduct drills

Γεροβασίλη για offshore «Να μην φωνάσκουν οι κλέφτες, οι ΣΥΡΙΖΑ-ΑΝΕΛ δεν αστειεύονται σε ότι αφορά ζητήματα διαφάνειας και ελέγχου του πολιτικού χρήματος»


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Γεροβασίλη για offshore «Να μην φωνάσκουν οι κλέφτες, οι ΣΥΡΙΖΑ-ΑΝΕΛ δεν αστειεύονται σε ότι αφορά ζητήματα διαφάνειας και ελέγχου του πολιτικού χρήματος» ΤΟ ΧΩΝΙ Tροπολογία με την οποία θα απαγορεύεται η συμμετοχή των πολιτικών προσώπων στη διοίκηση ή…

Δήλωση Κυβερνητικής Εκπροσώπου για τις εξωχώριες εταιρείες

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Δήλωση Κυβερνητικής Εκπροσώπου

Η κυβέρνηση με την διάταξη του πολυνομοσχεδίου για την απαγόρευση συμμετοχής πολιτικών προσώπων στη διοίκηση ή στο μετοχικό κεφάλαιο εταιρειών που έχουν έδρα σε κράτος μη συνεργάσιμο φορολογικά με την Ελληνική Δημοκρατία, έπραξε το σωστό.

Προσδιόρισε δηλαδή με σαφήνεια τα όρια της απαγόρευσης, ώστε η διάταξη να μπορεί να εφαρμοστεί και η απαγόρευση να έχει νόημα.

Η προηγούμενη διάταξη που με πανηγυρισμούς είχε περάσει το 2010 η τότε κυβέρνηση του ΠΑΣΟΚ, απαγόρευε μεν τη συμμετοχή σε εξωχώριες  εταιρείες, ήταν όμως πρακτικά ανεφάρμοστη καθώς δεν όριζε την έννοια της εξωχώριας εταιρείας.

Την ίδια στιγμή δε επέτρεπε τη συμμετοχή σε εταιρείες με έδρα στην αλλοδαπή.

Ακριβώς αυτή η αντίφαση δημιουργούσε εσκεμμένη σύγχυση και οδηγούσε σε μη εφαρμογή της απαγόρευσης.

Την επισήμανση αυτή είχε από τότε κάνει και η επιστημονική επιτροπή της Βουλής.

Για τον ίδιο λόγο και η ομάδα κρατών εναντίον της διαφθοράς του Συμβουλίου της Ευρώπης…

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Italian Delegation: Hizbullah Best Answer against Terrorism, No One Can Hide the Crimes of KSA! (Part 1)


 Fatima Haydar

The «Israeli» apartheid regime’s troops completely withdraw from South Lebanon by May 25th, 2000. Sixteen years on the liberation and the Lebanese still cherish this day stronger than ever.
Italian Delegation

This year, it is not only the Lebanese who celebrated the 16th anniversary of the Resistance and Liberation Day, an Italian delegation that visited Lebanon to show solidarity with Hizbullah had a lot to say to national, regional and international public.

The Italian delegation consisted of 11 activists and public figures from Italy and Spain among which were Alberto Palladino, an Italian journalist and executive board member of Solidarite Identites, a humanitarian organization to support the Syrian people, as well as Italian politician Giovanni Feola, leader of the Italian CasaPound movement.

Other members of the organization were: Poalo Sebastianelli, Rodrigo Gomez, Manfredi Pinelli, Rudy de Astis, Carlo Pezzolesi, Dario Zimbardi, Davide Granconato and Damiano Crudele.

It was not…

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Yemeni Delegations Agree on Swapping 1000 Prisoners before Holy Month of Ramadan


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TalksWell-informed sources told Al-Manar that Yemeni negotiators in Kuwait concluded an agreement on exchanging 1000 prisoners who belong to both sides of the talks before the Holy Month of Ramadan.

The sources added that the delegations also approved forming field committees to carry out the agreement.

The ongoing talks in Kuwait are held between the national Yemeni parties that include Ansarullah movement and the Saudi-led side which insists on delaying the final and comprehensive agreement which can end the tragedy of the poorest Arab country.

Yemen has been since March 26, 2015 under brutal aggression by Saudi-led coalition.

Thousands have been martyred and injured in the attack, with the vast majority of them are civilians.

Riyadh launched the attack on Yemen in a bid to restore power to fugitive Hadi who is a close ally to Saudi Arabia.

Source: Agencies

26-05-2016 – 20:00 Last updated 26-05-2016 – 20:00

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Assad must – finally – turn his sights on Islamic State


Interesting article from an Assad foe indicating a change of heart


The site of the car bombing in a bus station in Jableh 
The site of the car bombing in a bus station in Jableh CREDIT: SANA/SANA

The series of suicide bombs that have struck at the heart of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime demonstrates that the Syrian government still has a long way to go before it can declare victory in the country’s bitter civil war. So far in the five-year conflict, it has suited the president predominantly to target relatively moderate opposition groups that seek to unseat him. Neither he nor his Russian backer, Vladimir Putin, has focused military efforts on the fanatics of Islamic State (Isil).

This could prove to be a grave misjudgment. Moscow, in particular, will be deeply concerned that the targets of the attacks included the port city of Tartous, where the Russians have a naval base, and Jableh, a…

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