In Bahrain, first, they came for the athletes
23-Apr-2011 (one comment)

On April 4, Bahrain state television ran a chatshow segment in which prosecutor-journalists grilled Ala'a Hubail, a member of the national football team and winner of the 2004 Golden Boot. This public interrogation and shaming was a result of his repeated appearances at demonstrations during the Bahraini uprising which began on February 14.

The next day Hubail – a trained paramedic who reportedly worked as a medic at demonstrations – and his brother Mohamed (also a member of the national football team) were detained by the authorities and have remained in custody since.

Alongside these, other sporting figures have been arrested and more than 100 sports officials, referees, football, handball and volleyball players from national and local clubs have been >>>


Bahrain & IRI are not allies but share same tactic

by Bavafa on

Bahrain & IRI are not allies but they follow the same playbook in destroying the opposition.