ANHRI condemns the persistence of the Bahraini security forces in its violent deals with the demonstrations that took place in the country and its persistence to arrest the demonstrations and the activists.
The security forces have repressed the demonstration that took place in Manama on December 17, 2012 in the frame of the events that called “the day of martyrs” in commemoration of the death of activists in the nineties of the last century. The security forces have used the gas and sound bombs in dispersing the demonstration, which led to the injuries among the protesters and the arrest of some of them; among them “El-Mohafza”, the responsible of mentoring and documenting in Bahrain Center for Human Rights.
It should be noted that this is not the first time for “El-Mohafza” to be arrested, as was arrest in last November during solidarity with the people of “Al-Akr” village, that the forces surrounded it for days.
On last October, the ministry of interior issued a decree of demonstrations prohibition due to allegations of achieving the safety and stability in the country, but in fact it is a set back to the era of the emergency law (national safety), in a non-official way.
ANHRI said that “the persistence of applying the repressive policies against the activists and the protesters, which severely failed, prove that the regime did not understand the changes in the people who call for political and social reforms in the country”.
ANHRI called the authorities to respect the freedom of expression, peaceful demonstration and the immediately release of “El-Mohafza” and all the prisoners of opinion in the Bahraini prisons.
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