According to activists in Bahrain, a United Nations Human Rights Council live stream has been blocked.
Authorities in #Bahrain put obstacles to access #UN website for live stream because of my intervention in the #HRC21twitpic.com/aucktm
— Mohammed Al-Maskati(@MohdMaskati) September 14, 2012
Mohamed Al-Maskati, president of Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights, spoke about the crackdown on activists in Bahrain, and the ongoing human rights violations. Maryam Al-Khawaja, Deputy Director of the Gulf Center 4 Human Rights, says that Bahraini human rights defenders attending Human Rights Council in Geneva have received death threats.
Death threats made to HRD attending #hrc21, other HRD arrested from checkpoint on same day #UN speaks of #Bahrain reprisals…
— Maryam Alkhawaja (@MARYAMALKHAWAJA) September 14, 2012
In addition to censorship, the government of Bahrain has launched an attack against bloggers and activists using social media. Ali Abdulemam, Global Voices author, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. He has disappeared and no one knows his whereabouts. Nabeel Rajab, human rights defender and president of Bahrain Centre for Human Rights is in prison for posting about human rights violations in Bahrain on Twitter.