Dr. Al Sehlawi and Mr. Al Habshi are released. Mahmood's Den has a nice article (with a picture too!) about it on his blog (click on his name to read it). I wish to congratulate these two men for standing their ground and their families for their release. I also want to thank all those who continued the pressure and their support. And of course all the bloggers that continued to write about them.
There are some who seemed shocked and rattled that I would write about Dr. Moh'd Al Sahlawi and Mr. Hussain AL Habshi's arrest. Some surprised that I would care! Why??? Because I don't share their politics or views. Because it seems in many way we are polar opposites. I explained that it doesn't matter if Al Sahlawi and Al Habshi are leftists, rightists, religious zealots, communists, liberal, etc. What matters is that they were punished for exercising their rights.
I support every Bahraini, regardless of their politics, affiliation, and faith, in exercising their rights, whatever those may be. I may not agree with what you say or how you act, but if its within your rights, I respect and will defend your right to say and act how you wish. Let us wake up people! I wish we give as much as we demand. We want to be free to express and act how we want, yet do we wish that these rights extend to all Bahrainis, even the ones we disagree with? I wish more of us would be more indignant when one of us-a fellow Bahraini- gets arrested or even worse for exercising his/her rights.