Bahrain: Innocents sentenced to death, MPs denounce citizenship revocation

Bahrain: Innocents sentenced to death, MPs denounce citizenship revocation

As the new session of the Human Rights Council gets underway in Geneva it is becoming clearer that the humans rights violations committed by the Alikhalifa regime are imposing themselves on the European delegations. After the Norwegian Foreign Minister lambasted the Bahraini regime for its crimes, other EU delegates are expected to stand in defence of Bahraini natives who are threatened with genocide. There was unease within the ruling family at this development that could embarrass them and their backers. Their foreign minister suddenly decided not to address the session, for fear of embarrassment and heckling. His Western allies are becoming disillusioned by the failure of his policies over the past four years and his lack of real success in blunting the human rights tools in the hands of the Bahraini activists and their supporters.

The recent decisions by the dictator to send more innocent native Bahrainis to death have angered the human rights circles which believe that the Alkhalifa officials are incapable of understanding the negative impact of their policies of revenge on the human rights world. There are now seven people condemned to death:  Abbas Al Sami’e, Hussain Moosa, Mohammad Ramadhan, Maher Al Khabbaz, Ali Al Singace, Sami Mushaime’ and Ali Al Taweel. Scores were given life imprisonment sentences. The regime has failed to uphold the rule of law. Most of those condemned to death or life in jail were not at the scene of the alleged crimes. Their employers have often given documented evidence to their presence at the workplace at the time.

Attacks on native Bahrainis have continued at an alarming rate. Today regime’s mercenary forces snatched Bahraini native, Hassan Jamil, from Karranah, who has been in hiding for months. From Barbar, Abdulla Abdul Mon’im was arrested and taken to the notorious CID torture centre. From Saar, Sayed Mohammad Al Mousawi was detained in a raid on his home in the early hours of this morning. A house raid in Sitra by masked members of the Death Squads led to the arrest of Ali Tawq. At the town of Markh three native Bahrainis, Ahmad Al Satrawi, Mahmood Mohammad Jamil and Sayed Mahmoud Sayed Hadi, were snatched in a raid on their homes. Sadiq Hubail, 15, has been the subject of forced disappearance since his arrest on 20th February. No news have been received about him. On 1st March Mahdi Dhahi, 15, from Manama, was remanded in custody for 15 days. From Barbar two people were arrested on Sunday; Mohammad Abd Ali and Jassim Qambar.

UN special rapporteurs called on the Bahraini government to demilitarize the Pearl Roundabout and allow access to the site of the destructed monument. Addressing the Bahraini government, the UN special rapporteurs called for the demilitarization of the Pearl Roundabout and allow access to the site of the destructed monument. They expressed concerns at what appears to be a policy of removing from public space and public memory the symbol of the pro-democratic movement of Bahrain, and therefore, of preventing the expression of narratives deviating from official discourses regarding the events of February and March 2011. They also stated that the Pearl Roundabout became the symbol of the pro-democratic movement. The Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights; the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression; and the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association signed these mandates which were sent to the Bahraini regime on July 11, 2014.

Under the title: Statelessness and terrorism laws in Bahrain ,24 Members of UK Parliament have signed EDM 800 which says:  That this House is appalled at the decision by Bahrain to revoke the nationality of over 100 human rights defenders, doctors, journalists, bloggers and ex-parliamentarians since 2012 and most recently in January 2015 when it revoked the citizenship of 72 individuals; is concerned that this decision has made many individuals stateless; believes that amendments in Bahrain’s anti-terror and nationality laws are being used to arbitrarily target activists and members of the opposition; notes the lack of respect these reprisals show for a democratic system; further notes the 2015 Annual Human Rights Watch Report detailing severe human rights abuses by Bahrain throughout 2014; further notes Amnesty International’s reports and statements detailing frequent human rights abuses since the uprising of 2011; calls on Bahrain to end immediately its human rights abuses and repeal repressive laws; and urges the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to list Bahrain as a country of concern in its upcoming human rights report.

Bahrain Freedom Movement
4th March 2015