Emergency Briefing on the Human Rights Situation in Bahrain

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The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) is deeply distressed about the ongoing crisis in Bahrain, and concerned that coverage of the situation by the mainstream media is insufficient. Since 14th February 2011, Bahrain has seen a political movement renew its demands for freedom, democracy, and the revival of communal partnership in the framework of the civil movements seeking justice that are currently sweeping Arab countries. This was followed by brutal suppression by the Bahraini regime and its security apparatus, as well as the invasion by Saudi-led military forces.

In this briefing, IHRC aims to highlight some of the many instances of government oppression and suppression of human rights that have occurred during this period, all of which have roots in an historic and institutionalised system of inequality and injustice.