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Bahraini Opposition Figure Tortured to Death by Al-Khalifa Forces

Eyewitnesses: Bahraini Opposition Figure Tortured to Death by AL-Khalifa Forces
20 November, 2012 – Bahrain Freedom Movement

TEHRAN (FNA)- Two eyewitnesses in the case of an activist who was recently killed in Bahrain testified that the victim, Abdul Karim Fakhrawi, was tortured to death when he was in prison.

The witnesses kept in the same prison with Fakhrawi said they had heard him crying and whimpering as he was violently beaten and insulted by his torturers in prison.

Bahrain’s court has postponed the hearing session of the two security forces charged with the torturing Fakhrawi to death to December 5.

However, Bahraini prosecutor’s office has already claimed that Fakhrawi, a founder of Bahraini al-Wasat daily and a media activist, has been killed by the two security forces “unintentionally”.

The al-Khalifa security forces are continuing the clampdown on peaceful protests across the country and have intensified arrests since the start of the holy month of Muharram.

Muharram, a religious month is commemorated by Muslims across the world annually. The holy month which started on Friday bans people from killing, arresting, committing any wrong doing or crime

They have also insulted the religious slogans chanted by people during the holy month.

Anti-government protesters have been holding peaceful demonstrations across Bahrain since mid-February 2011, calling for an end to the Al Khalifa dynasty’s over-40-year rule, end of discrimination, establishment of justice and a democratically-elected government as well as freedom of detained protesters.

Violence against the defenseless people escalated after a Saudi-led conglomerate of police, security and military forces from the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) member states – Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar – were dispatched to the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom on March 13, 2011, to help Manama crack down on peaceful protestors.

So far, tens of people have been killed, hundreds have gone missing and thousands of others have been injured. …source

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