Human Rights Watch evidence of Bahraini child protesters abused, threatened with rape and electrocution ‘only tip of iceberg’.
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The report confirming that Bahraini authorities routinely detain and abuse children involved in protests is only tip of the iceberg and may lead to the Gulf monarchy losing support from US and UK, HRW’s Nicholas McGeehan told RT.
“Information recently obtained from victims, family members, and local rights activists suggests that Bahraini authorities often hold children for long periods in detention and subject them to similar forms of mistreatment as adult detainees, including beatings and threats of torture,” the Human Right Watch press release, which was issued on Tuesday, said.
The rise of protests in Bahrain began during the Arab Spring, with citizens demanding political reform and a constitutional monarchy. But the demonstrations later evolved into an outright call for the ouster of the ruling Al Khalifa family, after its brutal crackdown on protesters.
McGeehan stressed that the violations described in Tuesday’s press release show that Bahrain has little respect for its international human rights obligations.