Bahrain Continues to Hostile the Freedoms, Arrests of Demonstrators and Injuries to others in a Peaceful Demonstration
Cairo September 23, 2012
ANHRI condemns the use of force and violence to disperse the demonstrations that took place in the country last Friday, September 21, 2012. The demonstration calls for political and social reforms in the country, which led to several injuries among demonstrators and the arrest to many of them.
The security forces used tear gas bombs, sound bombs and shotgun to disperse the demonstration that took place in “Manama” on last Friday, which was know as “the Friday of Withstand”. The “coalition of February 14″, called for it in order to call for political and social reformations in the country. The demonstrations resulted in several suffocations among the demonstrators as a result of the heavy use of the gas. Some were injured due to the shotgun, which was fired randomly. The security forces arrested some of the demonstrators, most notably “Hisham El-Saba’g” the leader of “Amal Movement”, before he was released after a while. “Ma’soma El-Said” the female activist was arrested in addition to some children.
In continues of the serious violations against human rights, the Bahraini authorities issued a request for several children to investigate them due to accusation of participating in the peaceful demonstrations, among them “Abrar Omran” 8 years old, the child “Mogtabi Hussien Ali Nassef” and there are 80 child in the Baharini prisons due to accusations of participating in the peaceful demonstrations.
ANHRI warns the authorities from the persistent of using the suppressive policy against the peaceful demonstrations and freedom of expression and opionion. Moreover, ANHRI warns the authorities from the continues violations against the children represented in killing some and injuries to others in the demonstrations and the arrest of others.
ANHRI calls the authorities to respect the peaceful demonstrations and to immediately release all the detainees of conscience and opinion in the country, if the authorities are serious to improve its image in respect of the freedom of opinion and expression and serious to comply with the treaties and charters of human rights signed by them.