A Shia Infant and a Senior Martyred , while the Right Activist and Medics Arrested , Protest and Demonstrations continue against Al Khalifa


JNN 20 Oct 2012 Manama : Bahraini have held a funeral procession for latest martyr, who was martyred due to inhalation of tear gas fired by regime forces. while the excessive use of Poisonous Tear Gas have also Martyred an Infant , at the same time about 12 Shia Citizens , which includes Medics, Human Rights Activist were detained in the Brutal Crack Down by the Saudi Backed Bahraini Forces.

People in Bahrain have held a funeral procession for Haj Mahdi Ali Marhun, who martyred due to inhalation of tear gas fired into his house by Saudi-backed regime forces.

The funeral for Ali Marhun, who spent the last two months of his life in hospital after the attack, was held in the village of Ma’ameer on Wednesday.

In Bahrain, many have died after regime forces fired poisonous tear gas into their homes to crush anti-regime protests.

Meanwhile, in other parts of the country people took to streets to express solidarity with five imprisoned medics on hunger strike.

The medics, who have been in prison since early October, went on hunger strike on Sunday to urge international efforts for their release.

The Bahraini revolution began in mid-February 2011, when the people, inspired by the popular revolutions that toppled the dictators of Tunisia and Egypt, started holding massive demonstrations.

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

95 people have been killed in the crackdown, and the security forces have arrested hundreds, including doctors and nurses accused of treating injured revolutionaries.

A report published by the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry in November 2011 found that the Al Khalifa regime had used excessive force in the crackdown and accused Manama of torturing political activists, politicians, and protesters.

The protesters say they will continue holding anti-regime demonstrations until their demand for the establishment of a democratically elected government is met.

Poisonous tear gas used by Saudi-backed Bahraini forces against anti-government protesters has martyred an old man in Ma’amir Village.

The victim, identified as Haj Mahdi Ali Marhun, martyred on Wednesday morning, after al-Khalifa forces attacked his house two months ago by firing poisonous tear gas in Ma’amir village.

He reportedly spent the past two last months of his life at a hospital after regime forces fired toxic tear gas into his house in Ma’amir village.

Bahraini troops heavily rely on tear gas and stun grenades to disperse peaceful anti-government protesters. Several Bahraini civilians, mostly senior citizens and kids, have died from asphyxia after regime troops fired tear gas in residential areas and into homes in violation of international standards that Bahrain is a signatory to.

He is the 95th Bahraini martyr since 14th February revolution.

1-Month-old Bahraini ‘Huda Sayyed Nima Sayyed Hassan’ martyred by poisonous tear gas used by Saudi-backed Bahraini forces

11-Month-old Bahraini ‘Huda Sayyed Nima Sayyed Hassan’ martyred by poisonous tear gas used by Saudi-backed Bahraini forces.

Bahraini troops heavily rely on tear gas and stun grenades to disperse peaceful anti-government protesters. Several Bahraini civilians, mostly senior citizens and kids, have died from asphyxia after regime troops fired tear gas in residential areas and into homes in violation of international standards that Bahrain is a signatory to.

94 people have also been killed and many others have been injured in the Saudi-backed crackdown on peaceful protesters in Bahrain.

Bahraini demonstrators hold King Hamad Al Khalifa responsible for the killings during the popular uprising in the country

Saudi-backed Bahraini forces have arrested top rights activist Mohammed al-Maskati as Manama crackdown on opposition voices continues.

Saudi-backed Bahraini forces have arrested top rights activist Mohammed al-Maskati as Manama crackdown on opposition voices continues.

It was not immediately made clear on what charges Maskati, who is also the president of Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights, was arrested on Tuesday. But his detention comes days after he delivered a speech against the ruling Al Khalifa dynasty in Geneva.

Meanwhile, a court has rejected the request to release the head of Bahrain’s Center for Human Rights, Nabeel Rajab, and postponed the hearing until next month.

Maskati and Rajab are among thousands of people detained in Bahrain since the beginning of anti-regime protests in the Persian Gulf country.

Bahrain, which is home to the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet, has been the scene of anti-regime protests since February 2011 and scores of people have been killed and hundreds more injured in the regime crackdown. Many others, including opposition leaders and human rights activists, were also given long jail terms as part of the crackdown.

Bahrainis hold King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa responsible for the death and arrest of protesters. They have vowed to continue their protests rallies until their demands for an elected government and an end to rights violations are met.

Dental Assistant Halima Abdulaziz Al-Sabag took first-aid medicines for the treatment of injured protesters, who suffered injuries as a result of the suppression of the authorities

The Bahrain Centre for Human Rights express concern regarding the arrest of yet another medical staff, Dental Assistant Halima Abdulaziz Al-Sabag on 15 Oct 2012, after attending her trial of appeal against 1 year imprisonment sentence which she received earlier, an action that affirm continuation of targeting of medical staff by the Bahraini authorities.

Dental Assistant Halima Abdulaziz Al-Sabag was arrested for the first time from her workplace in Salmaniya hospital on January 26, 2012. Allegedly she took first-aid medicines for the treatment of injured protesters, who suffered injuries as a result of the suppression of the authorities. She was detained for approximately 3 weeks pending investigation on an alleged charge of exploitation of her job to seize the money of the state, a charge denied by Al-Sabag. (see previous appeal here: bahrainrights.hopto.org/en/node/5006 ). She was put on trial along with the head nurse and sentenced on 18 Sep 2012 to 1-year imprisonment and a fine of 100 Bahraini dinars whilst the other nurse was acquitted.[1] She was then arrested again while attending her trial of appeal on 15 Oct 2012, to execute the sentence. The trial of appeal was postponed until 18 Nov 2012.

The hospitals in Bahrain have been under military control for over 18 months now, protesters are unable to receive proper treatment in the hospitals as they fear arrest if they seek hospital care for their injuries, as hospitals have been ordered to report any injury related to protest to the police. Instead, they are forced to receive inferior treatment at home, or remain untreated. In May there were documented cases of protesters being interrogated and arrested after arriving to hospitals, and before the completion of their medical treatment.[2]

The criminal courts in Bahrain are still considering the cases of 28 health professionals because of their involvement in the treatment of wounded demonstrators. Verdicts are expected to be passed on them on January 2013 . [3] On the 14th of June 2012, an appeals court upheld the convictions of nine doctors, who were sentenced to between one month to five years in prison for their involvement in the treatment of injured protesters during the Feb 2011 uprising, and subsequently 6 of them were arrested[4] . At the same time, some other members of the medical staff are still in prison, including Nurse Hassan Maatoq, sentenced by a military court to three years in prison [5] . All this is happening, although reports by international human rights organizations and Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI), confirmed the exposure of medics to mistreatment and torture in order to extract confessions that have been later used in cases against them.

The Bahrain Centre for Human Rights call on the governments of US, UK and EU to apply pressure on Bahrain to:

– Immediately release of all medical personnel who were detained because of their humanitarian duties in the treatment of wounded demonstrators.
– Immediately stop targeting the medics in Bahrain, stop the unfair trials, drop all charges and sentences passed against them, and compensate them and their families for all damages incurred.
– End the security control of the Salmaniya medical hospital and ensure the right of individuals to receive treatment without the risk of detention or torture.

Around 10 citizens were arrested on Sunday and 2 were injured in attacks by regime forces. The forces used excessive force subjecting 23 areas to collective punishment, 6 places including houses were raided. 

Around 10 citizens were arrested on Sunday and 2 were injured in attacks by regime forces. The forces used excessive force subjecting 23 areas to collective punishment, 6 places including houses were raided.

The internationally banned weapon, Birdshot was used heavily, along with disproportionate use of toxic teargas in neighborhoods, causing asphyxiation between citizens even in their homes.

As usual, the forces chose pre-dawn hours to raid citizens’ homes in order terrorize households and perpetrate more violations including beatings, vandalism and robbery. A number of houses were reported to have been raided and children and wanted persons were arrested.

Protests and demonstrations went on in different areas across Bahrain including: Manama, Dair, Sitra, JidAli, Kawara, Tubli, Aali, Buri, Saar, Bani-Jamra, Shakhoura, Dar-Kulaib, Saddad, Shahrakan, Nabih Saleh, Bilad Qadeem, Ma’ameer, Eker, Nuwaidrat, Jablat Habshi, Jufair.

Most protests were violently attacked and suppressed with excessive force punishing citizens for practicing their right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.

The demonstrations denounced the official summon to al-Wefaq secretary general, Sheikh Ali Salman and the insults to Sheikh Issa Qassim, warning of its consequences. These protests carried messages of warning of the regime’s persistence to the suppressive security solution that has done no good to anyone.

A medical staff working at Salmaniya hospital was arrested on Sunday, at a checkpoint when the forces found ‘Kerosene’ in her car. She had used it in a family trip a few days ago, but the forces did not give her the chance to explain, as everything could be turned into an accusation that could lead to jail, in a police-state ruled and controlled by the military.

The forces also arrested a number of children from bed during illegal dawn house raids in Issa-Town. Their families were neither shown legal warrants nor given any reasons for the raids and arrests.

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