The American Council for Freedom in Bahrain and other groups have issued a call for an April 15 National Demonstration in Washington DC to oppose the abuse of human rights in Bahrain.
Following 1:00 prayers a 1:30 rally is planned in front of the Saudi Arabian Embassy followed by a March from there to the White House.
The call was also posted by international Justice for Bahrain
Many organizations have begun to endorse the action and the call is open to all like-minded individuals and groups.
Click on the highlighted text for a link to the full text of the call for action.
We urge you and every like-minded organization in the country to come together to rally against human rights violations in Bahrain. We urge you to share this announcement with your members and encourage them to join. We urge you to make this national movement for justice in Bahrain a success.
We need to speak out against our own government’s silent acceptance of the wide-ranging and widespread human rights violations in Bahrain. We need to tell our own government that it is unacceptable for our country to support the government of Bahrain, especially while opposing the rest of the dictatorial regimes in the Middle East. As Americans, we need to stand for freedom, justice, and human rights in all countries including Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain!
For a doc version of the call for demonstration follow this linkNational Rally Against Human Rights Abuses in Bahrain
For a PDF version of the call for demonstration against human rights abuses in Bahrain follow this link National Rally Against Human Rights Abuses in Bahrain PDF
A massive campaign of intimidation, violence, harassment and political murder has been carried out against the largely peaceful movement demanding democracy and social equality in Bahrain. One month to the day following the start of protests there on February 14 the Saudi Arabian government and other members of the Gulf Cooperation council, a group of states made up entirely of autocratic monarchies, sent security reinforcements into Bahrain to assist in the suppression of the protests.
The protesters are calling for the formation of a democratic government that represents the will of the majority of the population. Some call for the formation of a constitutional monarchy, others for the formation of a democratic republic and an end to monarchial rule. The Christian Science Monitor [follow this link]has an informative article on the situation there posted today.