Despite the fact that the #BICI report documented that people were killed under #torture in #Bahrain, the culture of #impunity continues, also because the international community did not hold the regime to account #FreeBahrainiPrisoners
"At approximately 10:30 on 3 April, Mr Hasan Jassim Mohamed Maki was pronounced dead. @MSF and @Amnesty examined the body and confirmed to the family that the deceased had been attacked with sharp objects.”
@MSF @amnesty "A witness who had been detained with the deceased in the same cell overheard him being told by prison personnel that since he had sickle cell anaemia, they would shower him and turn on the air conditioning in his cell and that he would not be allowed any medical treatment."
@MSF @amnesty The Commission held that "the death of Mr Maki is attributed to #torture at Dry Dock Detention Centre. Mr Maki was in the custody of the @moi_Bahrain at the time of his death.” #FreeBahrainiPrisoners #10YearsOn
@MSF @amnesty @moi_bahrain In 2016, the #US @StateDep wrote about the #BICI report, "we continue to urge the Government of #Bahrain to make additional progress in areas such as fully and transparently investigating claims of torture and cases that resulted in deaths" #FreeBahrainiPrisoners
@MSF @amnesty @moi_bahrain @StateDep The @StateDept said about the #BICI report: " additional efforts can be made moving forward to ensure individuals are no longer charged nor detained in cases relating to the peaceful political expression and free speech" @BahrainEmbDC @BahrainEmbUK #FreeBahrainiPrisoners
@MSF @amnesty @moi_bahrain @StateDep @StateDept @BahrainEmbDC @BahrainEmbUK Ten years on, prisoners of conscience continue to be routinely tortured, denied fundamental rights & unjustly detained for peacefully expressing themselves in #Bahrain See @BahrainRights & @GulfCentre4HR report #FreeBahrainiPrisoners @StateDept

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8 Apr
It’s 2 am in #Bahrain:

JUST CAME! They took my dad, my dads blood is still on the stairs! They hit my dad so much! They beat him and he cudnt breath
they broke the doors, all wearing masks. They took my father and husband and brother in law.
they beat up my other brother in law mohammed almaskati, and then threw him in a room and told him not to come out
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11 Nov 20
Khalifa Salman Alkhalifa died today, he was the worlds longest unelected Prime Minister, having been for 50 years and would have continued being PM for as long as he’s alive. So who was he? #Bahrain
Khalifa was known as the person responsible for many of the crackdowns in #Bahrain, and was known for being close to the #Saudi’s. People even had a prayer they would say without mentioning his name, wishing for his demise because of how cruel he was known to be
He was known for saying: “Shia’s are like an Iranian rug, the more you step on them the better they become”. Popularly, he was considered the actual ruler of #Bahrain, and was known as someone who always pushed for ruling with an iron fist.
Read 11 tweets
8 Apr 19
Tonight marks 8 years since my father was beaten unconscious in front of my family and taken. 8 years he’s been in prison, severely tortured, for being a human rights defender. For wanting human rights and democracy. For wanting freedom and liberty #Bahrain #DKPol
Sitting on a train in #US, I read tweet after tweet frm my sister, how they took my father, how they beat him, & I mostly felt guilt. Guilt for not being there. Guilt for not protecting my family. As irrational as it is, guilt bcz I thought if I was there they wud take me instead
Today it feels more settled, but it’s the same pain, the same hurt, every day my father, and thousands others, sit in those prison cells, we feel guilt for not having been able to get them out, for being free while they continue to be imprisoned
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