Bahraini protesters urge freedom of activists

Bahraini protesters urge freedom of activists
Fri Jul 12, 2013 16:11:26

Thousands of pro-democracy people have staged numerous demonstrations in the streets of Bahrain, to protest against the prosecution of a number of rights activists.

Among the prosecuted activists was Rayhana Al-Mousawi, who had narrated on Thursday the physical and psychological torture she had been exposed to during detention.

Some detainees also talked during prosecution about the brutal and intense torture which they were exposed to, while others were prevented from talking about their suffering before the judge.

Journalists and observers were not allowed to attend the prosecution.

Regions like Karbabad, Al-Musalla, Salmabad, Karana, Malkiya, Nuwaidrat, Sitra, Diraz, Ma’amir, Bilad Al-Qadim, Manama, Sehla and others spontaneous movements condemned the ongoing violations and urged a transition to democracy.

For its part, Al-Wifaq National Islamic Society issued a statement in which it considered the actions of the regime “reflect its detachment from Islamic, national and humanitarian values and principles.”

The statement added that the behavior of regime shows the there has been no revision of practices of assaults on activists, which has crossed the red line.

Al-Wefaq stressed that “by that behavior, the regime has drawn a new map for its own practices, and what detainee Rayhana Al-Mousawi and others had revealed was a complete degradation and a deprivation from humanitarian and national values… and all Bahraini regime’s officials will hold responsibility of its outcomes…”

“All these facts refer to one truth, which is the absence of law in Bahrain. It is rather a parallelization and sectarian administration which devalues souls, honor, blood, and money to stay in power.”

Since mid-February 2011, thousands of pro-democracy protesters have staged numerous demonstrations in the streets of Bahrain, calling for the Al Khalifa royal family to relinquish power.

The Bahraini regime promptly launched a brutal crackdown on the peaceful protests and called in Saudi-led Arab forces from neighboring states.


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