ANHRI condemns the legal prosecution of the activists, after the arrest of the human rights activist “Mohammed Maskati” for 24 hours for interrogations before the public prosecution releases him.
The Bahraini police have arrested the human rights activist “Mohammed Maskati” the president of the Youth Association of Human Rights, for interrogations due to his participation in the demonstrations that took place in Manama on Friday October 12. “Maskati” on Tuesday went to the Police station of Naeem for interrogation. Before he finds out that the investigation will be with him in Hoora police station and after he been there the police have held him in the custody appear before the public prosecution, which released him since since simple period. “Maskati” faced a lot of harasments and violations which reached to life threat, since his participation in the session a comprehensive review of Bahrain (Geneva).
In a related context the High Criminal Court III, adjhorned the case of the assembly related to the human rights activist and head of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights “Nabeel Rajab” to the hearing of November 8, in order to present the defense team to the CDs. In addition to join the complaint related assaulting Rajab and to authorize the lawyers by a copy of the CD-ROMs provided by the prosecution. The Court refused the release of “Nabeel Rajab” as well as it has refused to easier the entry of foreign witnesses from abroad. The female activist “Stephanie David” delegate of the International Federation for Human Rights and responsible for Middle East was banned from entering Bahrain to testify, although observers from other human rights organizations were allowed to attend the hearing.
In a continuation of the series of violations against activists and opinion makers the public prosecution has decided to imprison the teacher “Mohammed Tal” 30 days on pending investigations due to his participation in the demonstrations of Manama that took place in Bahrain on October 12, 2012, in addition to the investigations with the Secretary General of Al-Wefaq, Sheikh Ali Salman, after returning from Egypt as he was accused of broadcasting false news and interference in the affairs of a brotherly country due to his visit with a delegation of opposition to Egypt in the last few days.
ANHRI said that “the continuation of clear hostility against the activists and dissidents as well as harassing them by all means and styles whether through detention or legal prosecution will only increase their determination to achieve their calls for reform and democracy”.
ANHRI added “It also proves that there is no indication that Bahrain intends to change its suppressive policy against 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.
ANHRI called the Bahraini regime “to immediately release all the prisoners of opinion and conscience and to stop the legal prosecution to them “.