HRF: Bahraini Regime Took Trumps Words as Signal to Intensity Repression without Fear of Censure

2017-05-25 - 5:41 am

Bahrain Mirror: Human Rights First today called on the Trump Administration to condemn the actions of Bahraini security forces who reportedly attacked peaceful protesters in the village of Diraz. The attack resulted in the death of 5 Bahrainis, and injured dozens.

"The security force raid is deeply disturbing, and we urge the Bahraini security forces not to attack peaceful protesters," said Human Rights First's Brian Dooley.

"It is especially alarming that the raid comes just two days after President Trump met the king of Bahrain and assured him that there would no longer be any strain on the U.S.-Bahrain relationship," Dooley added.

The Human Rights First official said "President Trump should immediately speak out against these attacks and make clear that repression of peaceful civil society will damage the bilateral relationship with Bahrain."

"These latest attacks on peaceful protesters show that the Bahraini regime took Trump's words Sunday as a signal to intensify its repression without fear of censure," added Dooley.

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: Bahrain Mirror