Voici un message que le comité Luttes sociales a reçu. Rapidement, un étudiant a été arrêté suite aux luttes de 2011 contre l'impérialisme et le gouvernement, alors qu'il n'était pas dans la manifestation pour laquelle il est accusé. Il a été condamné à 15 ans de prison. Il n'est évidemment pas le seul, les étudiant-e-s et la population du Bahrain (ayant participé ou non aux manifestations de l'année dernière) font face à une répression systémique très importante.
Je vous invite à lire le message ci-dessous pour plus d'informations.
Comité luttes sociales
The repression against Bahraini people who in 2011 were in the streets against the government and the Western imperialism is hitting hard.
Please here you can find the story of Jassim, a student condemned to 15 years of jail. He is accused of crimes committed on 13th March 2011, when he was at home because injured.
Show your solidarity!
Bahraini people need our full support!
In Naples the students showed a banner: "Free Jassim Al Hulaibi! Free all Bahraini political prisoners!"
Here a picture and an Italian translation of Jassim's history.
the students of Bahrain:
March 27, 2011 police raided Jassim Al Hulaibi’s home at 2 am. They
terrorized the children and arbitrarily arrested Al Hulaibi. Numerous
police cars surrounded his home. They started beating him, and
dragged him out of his home in front of his parents and siblings.
They forced him into the car, and started insulting him. Arbitrary
arrests became part of the daily routine in the lives of people in
Hulaibi was a brilliant first year student at Bahrain Teachers’
College with an excellent academic report and outstanding conduct.
Instead of rewarding him for his great work, the government of
Bahrain sentenced him to 15 years in prison. Al Hulaibi’s family
didn’t know his whereabouts for one month. During the first two
weeks of his arrest, Al Hulaibi was subject to torture and ill
treatment. His eyes were covered and his hands were always tied with
plastic tapes. Prison guards would beat him regularly. All
confessions were taken under torture. He remains in prison.
Students and workers
have been subjected to systematic oppression since the beginning of
the Bahraini revolution (and even before that). Amnesty International
states: “At least 4,000 people who stayed
away from their jobs during the arrest or were believed to have
participated in the protests were sacked or suspended, including
nearly 300 from the state-owned Bahrain Petroleum Company. Dozens of
students were dismissed from universities, and others studying abroad
had their grants suspended.”
are many students like Al Hulaibi who are facing unbelievable
sentences for exercising their rights to freedom of expression. Some
of them haven’t even protested, but ended up in prison during the
crackdown and the military rule of the Bahraini government and Saudi
forces. The most brutal crackdown on Bahraini students started on
March 13, 2011 when pro-government thugs launched an attack against
peaceful protesting students at the University of Bahrain.
Eyewitnesses report that the police were surrounding the university
protecting and giving a legitimate cover for the thugs who were
holding batons, knives and swords, and thus not letting students
escape the brutality of the attack. Instead of investigating the case
and holding the thugs responsible for the attack, the government of
Bahrain held the innocent peaceful pro-democracy students responsible
for vandalizing the university and intimidating others. Many students
were arrested, tortured and forced to confess on crimes that they
instance, Al Hulaibi was not at university on March 13, 2011. On
March 13, 2011, Al Hulaibi was at Salmaniya hospital for medical
treatment for his injured right knee as the police shot him during
his participation in a peaceful protest in his neighborhood. He could
not go to university, as it was impossible for him to walk with his
injured leg. However, he received 15 years in prison sentence for the
following charges: attempting murder, intimidating others, and
vandalizing the university on March 13, 2011. How could that be
possible when he was not at university on that specific date?
Official medical reports prove that he was on leave. Obviously, under
physical and psychological pressure, he was forced to confess and to
sign documents agreeing on the accusations made against him. Al
Hulaibi was dismissed from university and his grants were suspended.
In addition to that, Al Hulaibi’s father received an official
document from the Ministry of Education demanding his to pay BD 1416
($ 3766) compensating for the suspended grants.
as mentioned above Al Hulaibi is not the only victim of Al Khalifa
regime. There are many like him seeking our solidarity and support.
Thousands of students, workers and protestors have been arrested,
killed and injured during the crackdown on the revolution in Bahrain.
There are many actions that can be taken to support the students of
Bahrain such as:
the petition demanding their release:
awareness amongst students around the world
solidarity messages to the students of Bahrain and their families
Contacting the University of Bahrain and urging them to support and
accept the dismissed students (phone: +973317438600 or
the Bahraini government to release all students, trade unionists,
and other prisoners of conscience
send letters to the University of Bahrain, you can use the following
address (retrieved from
send letters to the Bahraini government:
Hamad bin ‘Issa Al Khalifa
of His Majesty the King
+973 1766 4587
Rashid bin ‘Abdullah Al Khalifa
Box 13, al-Manama, Bahrain
+973 1723 2661
of Justice and Islamic Affairs
Khalid bin Ali bin Abdullah Al Khalifa
of Justice and Islamic Affairs
O. Box 450, al-Manama, Bahrain
+973 1753 1284
L'ex-porte-parole de la Coalition large pour une solidarité syndicale
étudiante (CLASSE), Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, est reconnu coupable
d'outrage au tribunal.
Le juge Denis Jacques de la Cour supérieure du Québec vient de rendre
sa décision au palais de justice de Québec.
Un étudiant de l'Université Laval, Jean-François Morasse, accusait
Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois d'avoir incité les étudiants à ne pas respecter
l'injonction qu'il avait obtenue pour assister à ses cours lors du
conflit étudiant du printemps dernier.
Sur les ondes du Réseau de l'Information (RDI), le 1er mai dernier,
Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois aurait laissé entendre qu'il était légitime que
des étudiants mettent en place des piquets de grève pour empêcher ceux
qui avaient obtenu des injonctions de pénétrer dans les salles de
« Je crois qu'il est tout à fait légitime pour les étudiants de
prendre les moyens de respecter le choix démocratique qui a été fait
d'aller en grève », avait déclaré Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois.
L'avocat de Jean-François Morasse réclamait une peine d'emprisonnement
pour l'ex-chef étudiant.
Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois a déjà fait savoir qu'il réagirait demain à
cette décision de la cour.
Le juge Denis Jacques a convoqué les parties le 9 novembre au palais
de justice de Québec pour les représentations sur la sentence.
Plus de détails à venir.