Bahrain; Suppression Continues, Peaceful Demonstration Dispersions and two Female Activists Detained
Cairo August 4, 2012
The Arabic Network For Human Rights Information (ANHRI) condemns the use of the excessive power, by Bahrain authorities, and extreme violence to disperse a peaceful demonstration in “Bani Jamra” and other territories, calling for political reforms and the release of the detainee which resulted in wide injuries among the demonstrators and the arrest of “Zainab al-Khawaja”.
Bahrain authorities had used the extreme violence to disperse the demonstration of “Self-determination”, which February 14 Coalition called for on the second of August 2012. The demonstration were organized in three territories in Bahrain, “Bani Jamra” witnessed an excessive violence and detention campaign conducted by the security forces, calling for political reforms and the release of the detainees.
The Security forces used the teargas bombs, stunt guns, cartridge and shotgun shots, which led to injuries among the demonstrators. They also detained some of the demonstrators, among them “Zainab al-Khawaja”, although she has an injuried in her leg and using a stick to walk, she was detained. The security forces also detained “Ahlam Khuzaie”, Woman Department Head in “Al Wefaq National Islamic Society”, in Bahrain International Airport, on Friday dawn, was detained as she was traveling to Tunisia in order to attend a conference to Amnesty International. Bahrain Authorities detained her last year when she came back from abroad and then she was taken to “Khamis” police station, to investigate her regarding opposition marches and participation in Pearl roundabout then she was released after signing a declaration of not participating in any demonstrations.
They also detained “Mohamed El-Meghney” in his way back home from a broad, the authorities did not sent him to the public prosecution until more than five days of disapperance. He was trotured to obtain confesses that could convict him of participation in violent acts and allegations of his relation to the explosive storge which the authorities declared that it was found.
ANHRI said “the use of violence and power against the demonstrators who call for reforms, consider to be an attempt to infanticide Bahrain uprising which has flourished again during in the last period after the detention of some activists which shows that the government does not fulfill its promise of reforms”.
ANHRI called the Bahrain Authorities to release all the political detainees, guarantee its safety and changing its policy in dealing with the people’s peaceful demonstration that calls for reforms and freedom.
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