Barely two months into 2007 and the champions of a democratic Bahrain were dealt yet another slap on their respective faces. A lesson was met out to explain for all the limits of Bahraini 'freedom.'
Dr. Moh'd Saeed and Mr. Hussien Al Habshi were sentenced to serve terms of one year and six months respectively for exercising their right of free speech.
To rub salt onto the wound, Abdulhadi Khawaja (president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights) and Hassan Mushaime (secretary general of the Haaq Movement) were arrested earlier this morning.
It is a shame and a crime that families have been robbed of their loved ones and men taken away from their lives, just so we can all be taught a lesson.
Oh powers that be, we learnt our lesson: we know you consider us subhuman not worthy of the space we occupy. Message received LOUD and CLEAR. Now powers that be, can you please let these men go...
No wait, I realize now that someone has to pay and it certainly won't be you.