The Forum of Bahrain human rights stated commenting of judgment, the day before yesterday, that "the statements and the positions of the international human rights community toward the Bahraini decisions against citizens who have exercised their constitutional right of opinion expression and peaceful rally are clear, and the recommendations of Bassiouni and the decisions of Geneva are sufficient to confirm the absence of the civil and international confidence in the juridical system in Bahrain", stressing out that "the prestige of the judiciary has fell down as a result of employing it for political and sectarian purposes to take revenge from citizens"
The statement added: "it is no longer a secret that the juridical authority in Bahrain is employed to punish the pro-democracy and political change demanders and it has become specialized in committing violations and in providing political and legal immunity for those impunities of the security services", noting that the international human rights community is the first who convicted the unjust trials when the High Commission described the provisions directed against political and human rights prisoners of opinion as provisions that reflect "political persecution", explaining that the famous Bassiouni's report is the only right document acknowledged by authorities, has provided that hundreds of citizens were subjected to unjust trials on the basis of articles that suffer of the constitutional suspicion compromised in penal law and contrary to the Universal Declaration of human rights.
The Forum noted that the trials held during the past three years are lack fair trials standards mentioned in the national law and in the international conventions, and in particular the 14th article of the special International Covenant on civil and political rights concerning the right in fair trials, and it issued arbitrary provisions that exceeds hundreds of years against citizens, pointing out that the authority could not claim that it is committed to this article and the judiciary system is not independent in applying of the articles of those conventions in their trials, in addition to the State's laws and the judicial procedures' incompatibility with the standards contained in the international charters about the holding of fair and equitable trials.
The statement stressed on the need of Bahrain for an urgent visit by the Special Rapporteur responsible of the independent of judges and lawyers to observe the reality of Bahraini judiciary and to conduct investigations, then to present the results, conclusions and recommendations to the Human Rights Council.
The Forum of Bahrain Human Rights
27 / 11 / 2013