Bahrain: After the Universal Periodic Review in Geneva, peaceful demonstrations’ suppressing and arrests increases
Cairo October 13, 2012
ANHRI condemns the use of the excessive force, by the Bahraini authorities, to suppress the peaceful demonstrations that took place in several regions in Bahrain.
The Bahraini forces have used the excessive violence to address the peaceful demonstrations that took place on Friday. Some of the political associations that opposes the regime have called for it. The demonstrations were entitled “Stop shedding our blood … we won’t give up our demands”. In addition to the demonstrations that the “February 14” have called for, which were entitled “steadfastness Friday …. to Manama”, in a response to the call of the human rights’ activist “Nabil Rajab”, who spends a sentence of five years during the funeral of his mother. The Bahraini authorities, have deployed check points in the regions that the demonstrations will take place in or the which the demonstrations will erupt. The security forces have used the tear gas bomb and shut gun to disperse the demonstrations, which resulted in several injuries, in addition to several arrests among the demonstrators after chasing them in the side streets.
The security forces have suppressed the demonstrations that took place in “Draz, Nowidrat, Akar, Ma’mer, Karzakan, Sahrkan, Dar-Kleeb, Malekeah, Dayah, Sanabs, Gad Hafs, El-Masaly, Aly, Bouri, Krbabad, Naeem, Sotra Mahzah and Markh” during the last week. These demonstrations erupted to call for democracy, freedom and Retribution. The security forces used the tear gas bomb and Fission Bullet, which is internationally banned, which resulted in several injuries among the demonstrators.
ANHRI said that “the continuation of clear hostility against the peaceful demonstrations and the use of force and violence against demonstrations who call for reform, are an attempt to infanticide the Bahraini uprising. It also proves that there is no indication that Bahrain intends to change its suppressive policy again freedom of expression, opinion and people’s right of peaceful demonstrations. Therefore, the international society have to interfere to press the Bahraini regime to make sure it applies the obligations binding to it in accordance with the international covenants and human rights’ charters, in addition, to execute the recommendations stipulated in the report of the universal periodic review in Geneva”.
ANHRI “warns the Bahraini authorities from persisting in its suppressive policy against the peaceful demonstrations and freedom of opinion and expression”.
ANHRI called the Bahraini regime “to immediately release all the prisoners of opinion and conscience and to stop legally prosecute them in addition to guarantee their safety. ANHRI also called the regime to review its position from the the freedom of opinion and expression in addition to the peaceful demonstrations”.
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