Victims of Torture in Bahrain are in front of two systematic torture crimes and official protection for their tormentors.
Abut 7,000 victims of torture Victims of Torture in Bahrain are in front of two systematic torture crimes and official protection for their tormentorso
Jurists in the world celebrates the Universal Day of Solidarity with the Victims of Torture, which falls on June 2 of each year, as approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations. Despite these ongoing efforts, including international and local there are still countries operate applications and prevent torture victims of their rights, despite being universal rights. Bahrain is one of those states although it signed the International Convention against Torture in 1998, but the reality reveals the non-commitment of the terms of this agreement by the Bahraini government.
The bodies of the tortured in Bahrain, whether those who are currently in prison or those who are outside it tells painful stories of frightening torture patterns which the security authorities in Bahrain continue in implementing it, whether physical, psychological or sexual abuse of all kinds.
The government of Bahrain involved in the torture crime therefore it still refuses to allow the UN Special Rapporteur for torture to visit Bahrain. Dear participants, the torture crime which is not accepted by the human conscience nor the statute of limitations does not stand the end of the effects of torture, there are physical and psychological effects remain fresh in front of the victims of torture and increasing with the decline of rehabilitation and restrictions on the relevant institutions of the victims. In Bahrain, in front of the victims of torture there are two crimes systematic crime torture and other crime is to provide legal and political immunity supplied by the authorities, in 2002 a decree of law number 56 was issued to provide immunity for the perpetrators of the killings and torture of the staff and especially the officers and police in the Ministry of Interior and today the judicial system is playing this role in reducing sentences or political acquittal of those perpetrators of these crimes.
The victims of torture in Bahrain are about 7,000 victims according to international law and the local constitution to punish their tormentors, this crime does not fall over time as a crime against humanity.
To fairly claim that torture victims does not carry a call to avenge, since fairing the victims is a UN legislation that must be respected by the government of Bahrain and meet its obligations. We say it’s just for the Bahrain government only to bring a draft of transitional justice, which states the following: First: To recognize the rights of Bahrainis to get their humanitarian and constitutional demands for a state in the adoption of the law and institutions. Second: The release of all the imprisoned due to political and human rights reasons.
Third: Stop torture in Bahraini prisons and allow the UN special rapporteur for torture to visit Bahrain and enable him to meet the victims. Fourth: Join the Optional Protocol annexed to the Convention against Torture. Fifth: The empowerment of the judiciary in Bahrain to hold those accused by committing torture crimes from officials in their various locations accountable. Sixth: Compensate the torture victims and provide adequate support to the program of rehabilitation, psychological and physical preparation for the tormented. Finally, the Bahrainis are in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails who are exposed to various forms of torture, although torture is the only human crime that not be divided or accepted that the torturers are kept in freedom.