2 February 2013

Egypt: The Regime Must Halt the Persistent Security Repression to the Peaceful Demonstrations

press release

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), denounces today the use of the excessive force in dealing with the peaceful demonstrations that took place in several places in Bahrain to call for political and social reforms in the country and to solidarity with the detainees.

Bahrain security forces used the tear gas bombs and shut gun to deal with the peaceful demonstrations which took place in Friday February 1, to call for political reformations in addition to assure the continuation of the popular movement and persistence on the demands of the Bahrain revolution which will have its third anniversary after days. The security forces repressed the demonstrations which took place in Akr, Kranah, Gamarah, Sadd and Gad Hafs, which resulted in several injuries among the demonstrators and the news reported regarding the arrest of demonstrators.

The opposition forces announced series of protesting in conjunction with the second anniversary ofthe Bahraini uprising on February 14, 2011. The events include people's demonstrations, celeberations and marches in differnet areas which include "Manama" which entitled "calls for the revolution", which will start in the first of February 2013 until 16 February, it also included 48 of revolutionary events, marches and opposition movements to assure the presistence of the revolution in Bahrain and call for the democractic transformation such as the masses marches, which entitled differnetly, and people meetings, protests and marches in the heart of Manama.

ANHRI said that "the persistence of using excessive violence by the authorities to address the peaceful demonstrations of the people and prosecuting the activists, oppositions and harassing them, are attempts from the regime to infanticide the popular movement which calls for freedom and democracy".

ANHRI said that "the persistence of the repressive policies of the regime, will end any attempt to negotiate and discussion between the opposition and the regime".

ANHRI calls on Bahrain to respect the freedom of expression and peaceful demonstration which are legitimate to the individuals and citizens and garunteed by all the international treaties and charters.

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