- Rt. Hon. William Hague MP, British Foreign Secretary.
Our petition has been very successful in that the Crown Prince of Bahrain has announced that he will not be attending the British Royal Wedding on 29 April. We received some 600+ signatures in less than 24 hours, an excellent result. Many thanks to you all around the world.
Bahrain cannot continue its campaign of human rights abuses of its own people. The US, UK and other western governments must speak up for the silent Bahrain majority. Hundreds of innocent Bahraini’s continue to be arrested and tortured. Most remain at secret locations.
Sectarian cleansing continues by Al Khalifa and GCC forces. We must all ensure that the international community is fully informed of what is happening and to work to bring a peaceful conclusion to the situation in Bahrain.
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been expelled from schools and universities and some studying overseas (including Britain) have had financial grants withdrawn and threats made against them for supporting the peaceful democracy movement.
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.