Bahrain: One Year On (Amnesty International) Video

A year has passed since the killing of a peaceful demonstrator in February 2011 by the security forces as a result of the use of excessive force against peaceful protesters in Bahrain. Despite several announcements on positive steps being taken by the government to ensure accountability, we have not seen any outcome of reported government investigations into allegations of torture and it is unclear how many people involved in human rights abuses have been brought to justice.

Hundreds of people are still facing criminal charges in Bahrain for exercising their rights to freedom of expression and assembly. Meanwhile, many others, dismissed from their work place or university for exercising these very rights have yet to be reinstated.

This Amnesty International video features interviews with Bahrain poet Ayat al-Qarmezi and Doctors Zahra al Sammak and Ghassan Dhaif.

About Mary Fletcher Jones

Mary Fletcher Jones is a mom, teacher, and blogger. Her blogs include Autumn in Virginia, Cool Yule Blog and You Can't Make This Stuff Up, among others. She is also the creator of "Living Well With Autism," an online resource for caregivers of children, teens, and adults with autism and related special needs.

Posted on April 13, 2012, in Amnesty International, Human Rights in Bahrain, Video and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Bahrain: One Year On (Amnesty International) Video.

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