The 65th season of the most prestigious race in the world – the Formula One season will commence on 16th March in Melbourne Australia and wrap up the season after 22 races in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 30th November 2014. The F1 is recognized by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) as the highest class of competition for open-wheeled racing cars. The Crown Prince of Bahrain sanctioned the spectacular Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir that hosted its first race in 04-0-04. The first FIA approved track in the Middle East placed Bahrain firmly on the international map.
Whispers against the Bahrain Grand Prix have already begun. Navi Pillai mentioned this small island and Obama criticized Bahrain as if a population of 1.2 million with almost half being foreigners can affect the world’s political scenario or the American agenda.
Amnesty International facts and figures report is based on research in 159 countries and territories between January and December 2012. The report claims, 112 (70%) of the countries tortured their citizens, 101 countries (64%) repressed their people’s right to freedom of expression, 80 countries (50%) conducted unfair trials, had prisoners of conscience detained in 57 countries (36%), security forces were responsible for unlawful killings in peacetime in 50 countries (31%), men, women and children faced forced evictions in 36 countries (23%), people were forcibly disappeared in 31 countries (19%) and 15 million people worldwide are currently registered as refugees.
Amnesty International makes allegations against all the 22 countries that host the Formula One.
Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, 16 March: Australia has been found guilty of almost 150 violations of international law over the indefinite detention of 46 refugees as assessed by a UN committee. The UN’s human rights committee concluded that the continued detention of the asylum seekers was “cumulatively inflicting serous psychological harm” and in breach of the international Covenant on Civil and political Rights.
Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur 30 March: Malaysian police have been accused of killing twelve people in custody in January 2013. Police abuses allegedly take place outside custody as well with Amnesty receiving a steady flow of “reliable” reports of police using unnecessary, excessive and sometimes lethal force during arrests.
Shanghai International Circuit 20 April: China according to Amnesty International continues to use the criminal justice system to punish critics. Death sentences continued to be imposed after unfair trials with more people being executed in China than in the rest of the world put together.
Korea International Circuit, Yeongam 27 April: Korea has at least 750 conscientious objectors who remain in prison. The National Security Law (NSL) was increasingly and arbitrarily used to curtail freedoms of association and expression, extending to the Internet. Park Jeong-geun was sentenced to 10 months in prison suspended for two years for violating NSL for re-tweeting. The judge stated his acts were tantamount to “supporting and joining forces with an anti-state entity”.
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona 11 May: Spain has failed to implement recommendations to abolish the use of incommunicado detention for people suspected of terrorism-related offences. The practice allows detainees to be held for up to 13days, during which time they are denied access to a doctor or lawyer of their choice, cannot consult their state appointed lawyer in private and cannot have there family informed of their whereabouts.
Port Imperial Street Circuit, New Jersey 1 June and Austin, Texas 9 November: America has executed 43 men during the year and concerns about cruel prison conditions continued. Scores of detainees remain in indefinite military detention in Guantanamo. Use of lethal force in the counter-terrorism context continued to raise serious concerns, as did continuing reports of the use of excessive force in domestic law enforcement. At least 42 people died across 20 states after being struck by police Tasers bringing the total to 540 deaths since 2001. Most of those who died after being struck with a Taser were unarmed and did not appear to pose a serious threat when the Taser was deployed. Thousands of prisoners remain in isolation in “super-maximum security” prisons. They were confined to their cells for 22-24hours a day without adequate access to natural light, exercise or rehabilitation programmes.
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal 8 June: Canada’s government introduced new legislation that would strip large numbers of permanent residents with criminal records of the ability to appeal or seek humanitarian relief from deportation orders.
Red Bull Ring, Spielberg 22 June: Austria continues to have reports of racially motivated police misconduct against foreign nationals and ethnic minorities and has maintained its refusal to adopt a National Action Plan against racism as required by the 2001 Durban Declaration and Programme Action.
Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone 6 July: British government continued to rely on unreliable and unenforceable diplomatic assurances when seeking to deport individuals alleged to pose a threat to national security to countries where they would at risk of grave human rights violations, including torture. The Terrorist Prevention and Investigation Measure (TPIM) can restrict the liberty, movement and activities of people suspected of terrorism-related activities on the basis of secret material.
Sochi International Street Circuit, Sochi 5 October: Russian authorities have met peaceful political protests with repression. New Laws restricting the rights to freedom of expression, assembly and association were introduced. Torture and ill treatment remained widespread and were seldom effectively prosecuted. Trials did not meet international standards of fairness, and the number of apparently politically motivated decisions grew.
Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka 12 October: Japan has one of the lowest numbers of people granted refugee status. The daiyo kangoku system, which allows police to detain suspects for up to 23days, continued to facilitate torture and other ill treatment to extract confessions during interrogation.
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City 16 November: Mexico continues to ignore evidence of widespread human rights violations, such as arbitrary detentions, torture, enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings, committed by security and police forces. Within six years 60,000 people were killed and 150,000 displaced as a result of drug-related violence. Drug cartels and other criminal gangs often operate with public officials.
José Carlos Pace, São Paulo 30 November: Brazil has seen violent crime remain high. Authorities frequently responded with excessive force and torture. Young black men continued to make up a disproportionate number of homicide victims. Torture and other ill treatment were reported in the detention system, which was characterized by cruel, inhuman and degrading conditions. Over 3,500 killings were registered in Sao Paulo.
Amnesty together with dubious “human rights activist” demand the cancellation only of the Bahrain Grand Prix. Does this not suggest that there is an agenda by ignoring their own allegations against super powers like Russia, China and USA while focusing on the smallest Kingdom in the world?
Since Amnesty International, HRW and other HR groups are funded by Rothschild’s business partner Soros (Egyptian business tycoon) – is this the Zionist agenda of the new world order to destroy and hand over Bahrain on a silver platter to their biggest ally – Iran?
Bahrain is the strategic key to achieve the dream of a greater Israel which extends from Iraq (which has already been handed over by the USA to Iran) to Egypt (which is still suffering from unrest because of US funded movement). The downfall of Bahrain is the gateway to divide and split the strongest Muslim country in the world – the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.