The Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (BYSHR) expresses its deep concern regarding the violations that have increased due to Formula One in Bahrain, as Bahraini authorities launched a bloody and violent crackdown to prevent protests during the race.
On April 14, the Bahraini authorities have arrested 18 protesters in the village of Bani Jamra, and detainees had been subjected to severe torture during arrest.
Witnesses confirmed that the detainees were screaming loudly after being severely beaten.Eyewitnesses confirmed that the blood was on the ground everywhere.
On April 13, security forces used live ammunition in the villages of Diraz and Sitra, and the BYSHR not received any information about casualties because of the use live ammunition against demonstrators.
Video proves the use of live ammunition (captured in the village of Sitra):
Since April 14, security forces are using birdshot against the demonstrators, and the BYSHR received information confirming wounding more than 10 people in the upper region of the body.
Video proves the use of birdshot (captured in the village of Salmabad):
Video confirms the injured demonstrator Mohamed Ahmed - 15 years – in peaceful demonstrations, and Mohammed has been transferred to the hospital between life and death, and the BYSHR has not received further information about his health condition.
Since April 15 until April 16 in the morning, security forces stormed the villages of Sitra and Ghuraifa and arrested more than 10 demonstrators from the two villages.
The BYSHR received information confirming the arrests took place in other villages also.
On 15 April, security forces arrested a member of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) Mr.Sayed Yousif Almuhafda and two employees in the Human Rights Watch.The Bahraini authorities have released them later.
The Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (BYSHR) believes that the security crackdown to prevent any demonstrations against the Formula 1, and the BYSHR calling for the Bahraini authorities to stop oppression and calls for officials of Formula One to cancel the race in Bahrain to protect freedoms.