Bahrain: the Public Prosecution Renews the Imprisonment of the Journalist and the Blogger Ahmed El-Radah
The public prosecution renewed, on August 30, 2012, the imprisonment of the journalist and the blogger “Ahmed El-Radah” for another 15 days due to the charges pressed against him by the Bahraini authorities. Such charges are initiation of fire in execution of terroristic purposes and having combustible materials “Molotov” and assembling by the intention of breaching the public security through using violence.
Baharini authorities arrested the journalist and the blogger “Ahmed El-Rahdah”, aged 35 years, on the dawn of May 16, 2012 after a raid on his house by the security officers without a warrant and without charges. Then he appeared before the legal prosecution in which he was charged of a list of malicious accusations to punish him for his journalistic activity supporting the Baharaini uprising due to his criticizing of the unity project proposed between Bahrain and Saudi-Arabia via phone call with (BBC channel) in Arabic.
“Ahmed El-Radah” faced several corporal and physiological assaults while he was in the prison to force him to confess of committing criminal and political crimes in which he did not commit any of them. He also faced violations and harassments before being arrested, as he was severely tortured during his arrest in the 90s events which led to lose the ablitiy to hear in one of his ears.
ANHRI said “the continuation of the Bahraini regime to follow up the journalists and the activists in the country threaten of a rights’ disaster, if the institution and the organization did not interfere to urge Bahrain to stop the brutal violations of rights. Since the declaration of effecting the emergency law on March, 2011, Bahrain witnessed a wide and systematic arrests against the journalists, activists and opinion makers in the country as well as the killing of some of them like the publisher “Karim Fakharawy” and the blogger “Zakariah El-Elashiry”.
ANHRI added that the renew of the imprisonment of “Ahmed El-Radah” proves that the statement of the king of the country that no journalist will be prisoned of his opinion, is deemed to be ink on a paper and is not executed yet in the light of the suppressive policy of the Bahraini regime.
ANHRI called of the immediate release of all the prisoners without charges but expressing their opinions and drop all the malicious accusations against them as well as guaranteeing their safety and not legally prosecute them.
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