On February 14, 2011 peaceful protests commenced in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The protests were aimed at bringing attention to the need for a more equitable society which would allow for elected representation of the citizens, an end to religious discrimination, more transparency in the the functions of government, and an establishment of a constitutional monarchy.
These peaceful, unarmed protest marches were met with deadly force with live ammunition, copious tear gas, concussion grenades and torture of injured people in hospital. There have been, and continue to be arbitrary arrests of medical personnel, journalists, students and citizens from all walks of life in Bahrain. At the invitation of HRH King Hamad of Bahrain, heavily armed troops and tanks of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries entered Bahrain and continue to this day to use deadly force against the citizens of Bahrain.
Gross human rights violations are taking place every day including denial of medical treatment, torture of people in custody who are being held incommunicado and without legal representation, resulting in four deaths.
We, the undersigned call on His Royal Highness, Charles, Prince of Wales, to revise the guest list of the upcomming Royal Wedding of HRH Prince William and Katherine, to exclude persons who are from States of the Gulf Cooperation Council which are responsible for the unacceptable human rights violations taking place in their own countries and in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Crimes Against Humanity charges are in the process of investigation is these countries and it would be unseemly to tolerate their presence at such a solemn and joyous occasion as the Royal Wedding.
Because of the controversial nature of these charges, it would be unseemly to include the following persons:
Sheikh Ahmad Hmoud Al-Sabah of Kuwait
Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq Al Said of Oman
The Emir of The State of Qatar and Sheika Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned
Prince Mohamed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia and Princess
Fadwa bint Khalid bin Abdullah bin Abdulrahman
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi
The NO to Saudi Regime Guests at British Royal Wedding petition to HRH Charles, Prince of Wales was written by Martha Hisington and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.