Bahrain: ANHRI Demands from the Authorities to Investigate who is Involved in the Murder of the Citizen by Gases

Cairo March 28, 2013

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), denounces today the prescience of the security forces in using its repressive practices against Bahraini citizens and the use of the excessive force in dispersing the participants in the funeral of one of the citizens who died as a result of his affect with the tear gas bombs.

The Bahraini Security Forces have used heavy tear gas bombs on Wednesday March 27, 2013, to disperse the participants of the funeral of the martyr “Gafar Gassem Ali El-Tawil” 35 years old from Settrah area, who died on Monday 25, 2013 as a result of the inhalation the tear gas bombs that were thrown heavy toward the funeral which led to several number of injuries. This comes after the security forces gathered in the area of the funeral.

“Gafar” had inhaled a huge amount of tear gas bombs which were launched by the security forces in “Settrah” on Friday March 14, 2013 which resulted in his health detorriation, which worsens after two days which led to move him to a hospital, before he died on March 25, 2013. The relatives of the martyr have lodged a report regarding investigating his death to the police station in Settrah.

ANHRI said that “the persistence of the authorities to target the participants of the funeral which was repeated more than one time and led to several injuries, is a serious violation to the right to freedom of peaceful assembly, as the security forces use the anti-regime chants as a justification to repress the participants of the funeral”.

ANHRI added that the anti-regime chants of the participants in the funeral of the martyrs as the security forces killed many of martyrs through targeting them by the tear gas bombs and shot gun which don’t give the security forces the right to assault and target them through tear gas bombs.

ANHRI demands from the authorities to respect the freedom of peaceful assembly and to stop targeting its participants in addition to use the excessive force. ANHRI demands to bring the involved persons in the murder of the martyr “Gafar” to the court.

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