Amnesty International urges Al Khalifah to release Sheikh Isa Qassim

Human rights advocacy group, Amnesty International, harshly criticized the Bahraini authorities for an unprecedented level of human rights violations heightening in the country especially since the 2011 uprising.

The organization demanded from the Al Khalifah regime to free Sheikh Isa Qassim and other political and social activists.

Several journalists are also in Bahraini jails for whom the Human Rights organizations have demanded discharge.

The Bahraini authorities have detained at least 1300 anti-regime protesters in 2016 without any trial that includes at least 180 minors.

According to an Amnesty International report, those detained are being harshly kept and tortured while the United Nations, European Union and Arab League has been given a notice to take action.

Anti-regime protesters have held demonstrations on an almost daily basis ever since a popular uprising began in the kingdom in mid-February 2011.

They are demanding that the Al Khalifah dynasty relinquish power and allow a just system representing all Bahrainis to be established.

Manama has gone to great lengths to clamp down on any sign of dissent. On March 14, 2011, troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were deployed to assist Bahrain in its crackdown.

Scores of people have lost their lives and hundreds of others sustained injuries or got arrested as a result of the Al Khalifah regime’s crackdown.

Meanwhile, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights said regime forces have detained dozens of pro-democracy activists recently as the Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown on political dissidents and rights activists in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom.



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