Amnesty is calling on the Bahraini authorities to make public the instructions that were given to security forces involved in policing demonstrations.
Amnesty International Middle East and North Africa Deputy Director Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui said:
“The rise in fatalities and eyewitness accounts suggest that tear gas is being used inappropriately by Bahraini security forces, including in people’s homes and other confined spaces.
“The Bahraini authorities must investigate and account for the reports of more than a dozen deaths following tear gas use. The security forces must be instructed on how to use tear gas in line with international policing standards.”