Yesterday, Mahmoud Al Jaziri, 20 year old Bahraini youth was pronounced dead after being hospitalized since February 14 when he was shot in the head with a tear gas canister at close range by Government security forces.
To see the incident, visit this youtube video link:
“Since 2011, over 130 pro-democracy supporters have been killed by security forces and all funeral processions have been attacked. Until now, the Government of Bahrain is refusing to give Mahmoud’s body back to his family so they can bury him”, said Abdulelah Al Hubaishi, a Bahraini refugee now in Australia.“
There have been hundreds of injuries in the last week and some protesters are in critical conditions. Yesterday two protesters were shot with live ammunition and their lives are in danger”
The Bahraini government announced a national dialogue with the opposition movement in early February, however, this has been widely criticized and labeled hypocritical as they continue the violent crackdown on peaceful protesters.
“If the government is interested in dialogue then it needs to allow Bahraini civilians freedom of speech and political protest. It must heed the demands of the majority who are calling for an end to the repression, the release of all political prisoners, accountability and the democratic election of a new prime minister”
The Bahraini Australian Youth Movement is currently working with Greens leader Christine Milne and Federal MP Laurie Ferguson to present motions to Federal Parliament condemning the ongoing human rights violations in Bahrain.
Media contact: Abdul elah al Hubaishi 0452 211 581