Al Daih Commemorates 14 February Anniversary with a Martyr
Al Khaja: Demonstrators Killed Under the Orders of Minister of Interior
Al Daih village in Bahrain commemorated the start of the 14 Feb movement with the first martyr in 2011, and commemorates again today the uprising’s second anniversary with a new martyr, young Hussain Al Jazeeri (17 years old).
Early hours of the day witnessed numerous demonstrations in Bahrain, marking the second anniversary of the popular 14 Feb uprising. They were met with severe repression by regime forces, causing death of young Al Jazeeri by shotgun pellets as reported by eye witnesses.
National Democratic Action Society (Waad) expresses its deep condolences to the martyr’s family, demanding the launch of a serious investigation in his tragic death.
In a statement to the press by Deputy Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Mr. Yousif Al Khaja stated, “The regime’s continued reliance on security solutions will not achieve the desired stability,” He called for an independent and impartial investigation into the incident.
Al Khaja added, “The regime is not serious about achieving fundamental solution to the political crisis Bahrain has faced since February 2011. While we talk about dialogue, we see the regime killing protesters in cold blood.”
“Political stability depends on the magnitude of unequivocal progress made on the subject of equity and reconciliation. Consistent multiple shotgun murders cannot be included under what is claimed to be ‘an individual act’. They are premeditated murders under the superior orders of the Minister of Interior".
Moreover, Amnesty International stated while referring to political figures in detention that, "Prisoners of conscience are still imprisoned for the rightful expression of their views, whether through social media or because of their participation in peaceful marches".
Furthermore, the Human Rights Organisation noted in a report published today that, "Justice for victims of state repression is still elusive”.