Monday, June 6, 2011


Good news! After 50 days of detention, our friend Shubbar was freed. We were in Italy, with limited Internet access, when we got the news, so it took some time to get the word out after we got the updates from Hajar and Shubbar. Sadly, Shubbar's father-in-law and brothers-in-law remain in captivity.

Bahrain remains under a state of siege, as the McClatchy reporter Roy Gutman has shown in a series of informative dispatches from the island, including a recent one on Bahrain's plans to sentence two protestors to death. Pressure from the U.S. may have contributed to a slight easing of the crackdown.

Whatever the cause, we're just glad that our friend is free.

1 comment:

  1. Dear friends,

    I get back my freedom. I want to express my thankful to everyone who supported my family and my self especially Scott, and his family.

    Sadly, I discovered that my both boys (Ali-5 years & Hameed-2 years) need kind of rehabilitation due to frequent attacking of policemen and their ganges to our house, even after arrested me.

    I have a correction to the above statement that my brothers-in-law are free as well, However my father-in-law is not. We ask you to keep praying for us and to all those who suffer all around the world to live in peace.

    Thank you all,