Former correspondent accuses CNN of censoring crackdown in ‎Bahrain





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Published on Sep 8, 2012

After CNN-International refused to air her complete documentary on Bahrain uprising, Former CNN reporter Amber Lyon is urging people to speak up. The documentary depicts the brutality and aggression of the Saudi-backed Bahraini regime forces against peaceful protesters.

In late March of 2011 Amber was sent to the Persian Gulf country to produce a one-hour documentary depicting the importance of social media and technology in the "Arab Spring". The documentary entitled "iRevolution: Online Warriors of the Arab Spring" exposed the brutality and aggression of the Saudi-backed Bahraini regime forces against peaceful protesters killing scores of them and injuring scores others.

The documentary also featured "Lyon's" interviews with some members opposing to the U.S-backed monarchy and Human Rights Activists; such "Nabeel Rajab" who is currently being detained by the Bahrain authorities and kept in isolation without any explanations.

Since mid February of last year, Bahrain has been the scene of anti-regime demonstrations. After the toppling of Egypt's Former Dictator "Hosni Mubarak" the Bahraini people took to the streets demanding an amendment in articles of their constitution merely asking for equality among all citizens.

Coordinator of Lebanon-based "Huqouq" Rights Group, "May Al-Khansa", whose organization has filed a complaint against the Al-Khalifa family in the Hague accusing them of war-crimes and crimes against humanity, told Press TV that the crimes her organization has documented on the Bahraini regime rose up to the beating-to-death of minors and even genocide.

Altaf Ahmad, Press TV, Beirut

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