February 14, 2012
Tell Secretary Clinton: Condemn the Abuses by the Bahrain Monarchy!
When the Arab Spring hit Bahrain last year on February 14, 2011, the repressive monarchy met pro-democracy protestors with a brutal crackdown. One year later, democracy protestors are still being attacked and prosecuted for calling for an elected government. Bahraini protestors participating in today’s anniversary events have faced tear gas and many have been arrested. Tell Secretary Hillary Clinton to publicly condemn abuses in Bahrain and call for accountability! The Bahrain government continues to:
- Use tear gas, bird guns, and threats of detention against pro-democracy protestors, violently preventing them from peacefully protesting;
- Attack, harass, and detain human rights defenders calling for democratic reforms; and
- Prevent wounded protestors from seeking medical treatment by surrounding hospitals and clinics with security forces and arresting suspected protestors.