Bahrain: village under siege, disperse peaceful demonstrations by force, arrests and injuries among the protesters
ANHRI condemns the fierce campaign launched by the Bahraini security forces on the village of Aker since the evening of Thursday, October 18, 2012 which resulted in injuries and arrests.
The Bahraini security forces have sieged the village of Aker since Thursday evening due to the authorities declare of the death of a security forces individual in the region and wounding another as result of an explosion of a homemade bomb according to Bahraini authorities. The forces prevented any one to enter or to exit of the village and launched a fierce campaign of raids against a large number of homes without warrants, as well as the use of the excessive violence, tear gas and shotgun bullets to disperse a peaceful demonstration organized for the release of doctors arrested, which resulted in injuries and suffocations because of the density of gases in addition to several injuries because of the shotgun bullets.
In a continuation of the violence policy against the citizens and the systematic suppression the security forces forced some people to recognize some charges without that they did not commit during the raids that included number of houses and the assaults committed on the residents of these houses and spraying pepper spray in their faces. The security forces also destroyed some of the contents of a mosque ALHOTA region.
In a related context the Bahraini security forces suppressed several peaceful marches organized by the families of in the areas of (Naeem, Almqhasha’, Soutrah, Nabih Saleh and Karranah) to call for many of the political and social reforms in addition to the solidarity with the besieged village of Aker.
ANHRI said that “The escalating violence against the peaceful demonstrators and terrorize the people in their homes to obtain confessions by force, proved the failure of the Bahraini regime to dealing with the legitimate demands of the citizens who calls for freedoms and political and social reforms in the country. It aslo erases any hope of changing the policy of Bahrain in dealing with the peaceful demonstrations or commitment to the signed treaties and international conventions”.
ANHRI called the international and regional institutions to quickly intervene, to practice pressure on Bahrain to stop its continued and increased violations against its citizens for expressing their opinions and their demands of freedom, political and social reforms.
ANHRI called “the Bahraini authorities to respect the freedom of opinion and expression as well as the right to peaceful demonstration and the immediate release of all the prisoners of conscience in prisons”.
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