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The Arrest of Activist Zahra Al Shaikh and her Hunger Strike Demanding her Freedom | EBOHR

The Arrest of Activist Zahra Al Shaikh and her Hunger Strike Demanding her Freedom | EBOHR | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

....The EBOHR sees that the arrest of Zahra Al Shaikh and her being subject to torture as contravening her basic lawful right to peaceful expression of opinion. Her continued arrest is a blatant violation of human rights in Bahrain. The targeting of Zahra Al Shaikh this time is not unprecedented. A few months ago, she was been beaten and tortured by masked and civilian persons in the street after she recited in Jidhafs, north of the capital Manama, a poem of solidarity with political prisoners.

(Above are two pictures of Zahra Al Shaikh after her face was sprayed with pepper spray by Bahraini security forces on 7 April 2012.)

(The picture above show marks of beating on activist Zahra Al Shaikh committed by Bahraini security forces on 26 April 2012.)
The EBOHR expresses its deep concern over the physical and mental wellbeing of activist Zahra Al Shaikh as she is on her second day of her hunger strike and demands Zahra's immediate release without conditions from the Bahraini authorities.
The EBOHR demands that the Bahraini authorities:
Immediately release activist Zahra Al Shaikh without any conditions in addition to the release of other imprisoned human rights activists and activists seeking democratic reforms.
Immediately give Zahra Al Shaikh unrestricted access to contact her family and lawyers.
Take all appropriate measures to ensure the physical and mental safety of Zahra Al Shaikh while she is under arrest.
Guarantee the freedom of human rights activists and activists seeking democratic reforms to perform their lawful duties without being threatened with arrest and trials.
The EBOHR encourages the Bahraini authorities to abide by international proclamations of political freedoms and the Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognized Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms . Notably:
A five section article which states: " For the purpose of promoting and protecting human rights and fundamental freedoms, everyone has the right, individually and in association with others, at the national and international levels: (a) To meet or assemble peacefully "
Article 12 section two which states " The State shall take all necessary measures to ensure the protection by the competent authorities of everyone, individually and in association with others, against any violence, threats, retaliation, de facto or de jure adverse discrimination, pressure or any other arbitrary action as a consequence of his or her legitimate exercise of the rights referred to in the present Declaration. "

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Officer Majali Assualts Young Woman: Ms Zahra Al-Sheikh

Officer Majali Assualts Young Woman:  Ms Zahra Al-Sheikh | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
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....policewoman took Zahra as well as a Pilipino woman inmate into a room, she instructed them to take off their clothes. Zahra refused, however, the policewoman forced her. The policewoman started to beat the Pilipino woman while she was naked. She stressed that she was not able to recognize that policewomen removed their badges that had their names, to avoid suing them for their ugly acts.....

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21-year-old girl arrested while participating in a pro-democracy sit-in - جمعية الوفاق الوطني الإسلامية

21-year-old girl arrested while participating in a pro-democracy sit-in - جمعية الوفاق الوطني الإسلامية | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Bahraini authorities arrested a 21-year-old girl for participating in a peaceful demonstration that was suppressed by security forces on Friday 15 th June. She remains in detention until now.

Zahra Al Shaikh, a university student, was arrested on the coast of Karbadad as part of the suppression by security forces against demonstrators insisting on their right to protest, after authorities had banned the protest that had been called by opposition groups. The prosecution ordered her detention to continue for 7 days, despite her need to sit university exams during this period. According to her parents, Zahra was subjected to ill treatment and complained of harassment. Zahra's arrest occurred in spite of all the calls by the international community to release prisoners of conscience. The authorities continue with the detention of women in relation to cases of freedom of expression and their right to protest.

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#ZahraAlshaikh who has been arrested illegally and beaten by riot police last Saturday. | #Bahrain

#ZahraAlshaikh  who has been arrested illegally and beaten by riot police last Saturday. |  #Bahrain | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

2. The story of #ZahraAlshaikh began when she decided to join the peaceful gathering by #Alwefaq in Karbabad seaside.

3. MOI of #Bahrain refused to give permission to the gathering, but it was abusively decision not allow people to protest. @14FebTV #UN #USA

4.When she reached the area, she saw the riot police all over the area and started to take some photos. #ZahraAlshaikh

5. Until one of the riot police saw her, and instead of questioning her they started beating her so badly!

6. After the torture session on the street! They have arrested her with no right to do so.

7.Riot police took #ZahraAlshaikh to Budieya station and left her there until now.

8.Police have forbidden #ZahraAlshaik from seeing her sister and family until the public prosecution is held.

9. #ZahraAlshaikh called her mother & told her that she is being treated at one of the hospital

10. It's the first call since riot police arrested her, she was getting the treatment after the torture session in the street

11. Earlier today, #ZahraAlshaikh called her sister @ZAlshaikh_BH and told her how they harassed and mistreated her!

12. And #ZahraAlshaikh is being hold with a punch of prostitution girls, and that’s not the right place according to her case!

13. #ZahraAlshaikh asked her sister to bring some clothes, and when her sister did, riot police refused to take the clothes!

14. #ZahraAlshaikh was in the public prosecution earlier today, the judge asked to release her with a fine of 50 BD.

15. Suddenly, the judge changed his mind, and said there has been a mistake and #ZahraAlshaikh to be arrested for one week.

16. One week to look for evidence and build a case against #ZahraAlshaikh, it’s obvious that she should be FREE immediately.

17. #ZahraAlshaikh is a student majoring media, she had a final exam earlier today, she couldn’t make it for her final exam.

18. And by the decision made today, #ZahraAlshaikh will miss her next final exam on Tuesday

19. http://yfrog.com/gzkzpmxzj A picture of #ZahraAlshaikh, as you can see her tears. she doesn't want to miss her final exams.

 

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