#International Affairs
Rt. Hon. William Hague MP, British Foreign Secretary.

The Crown Prince of Bahrain has accepted an invitation by the British government to attend the Royal Wedding on 29 April.

The Kingdom of Bahrain is currently under martial law after the government's lethal crackdown on peaceful pro-democracy demonstrations in March 2011.

Some 25+ unarmed civilians have been killed by security forces (some at point-blank range). Alleged supporters of the demonstrations have been beaten up by masked government security personnel and arrested at roadblocks and in their homes.

Some 800+ individuals have gone missing including men, women, children and medical personnel. The whereabouts of most remain unknown. Many continue to be tortured while under arrest.

In a witch-hunt by the government, 1,000+ individuals have been sacked from their jobs for allegedly participating in the demonstrations. Students have been expelled from schools and universities and some studying overseas (including Britain) have had financial grants withdrawn and threats made against them for supporting the peaceful democracy movement.

Useful Resources:

Amnesty International - A Human Rights Crisis

Medecins Sans Frontieres

Bahrain Center for Human Rights


Many more news links available at http://www.thepearlroundabout.org

By allowing Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa to attend the UK Royal Wedding on 29 April, 2011 would communicate to the international community that the UK government condones the human rights abuses being committed by the Al-Khalifa government on its own people.

We call on the British government to immediately revoke the invitation to the Crown Prince of Bahrain.

The NO to Bahrain Crown Prince at UK Royal Wedding petition to Rt. Hon. William Hague MP, British Foreign Secretary. was written by Pearl and is in the category International Affairs at GoPetition.