Human Rights

Bahraini activists rap torture by regime

Bahraini activists rap torture by regime
Bahraini human rights activists say the torturing of the country’s prisoners has been intensifying amid an international spotlight on the Persian Gulf nation.

According to IRIB, at a seminar at House of Lords in London on Wednesday, several Bahraini victims of torture gave testimony of their ordeals and their loved ones in Bahrain’s prisons.
Former Bahraini MP Jalal Firooz said “There is the use of electricity… They are using the microwaves on cells especially on the brain cells. They bring the wife or the teenage daughter in front of you, and threaten you that they are going to rape her.”
The participants also condemned the western powers’ silence against the Bahraini prisoners.
Mohammad al-Tajir, a Bahraini lawyer said “They keep a blind eye to atrocities and human rights violation in Bahrain, which encourages the regime to continue these tactics.”
The Bahraini uprising 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 states.

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