The Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (BYSHR) releases this report to disclose the concept of ‘impunity’ approached by the Bahraini Authorities with the ‘dead’ victims which was documented by the ‘Bahrain Independent Comission of Inquiry (BICI)’ established by King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa.
The report also includes cases that were documented by the BYSHR and other human rights organizations.
1. 8 cases of murder were referred to court out of 41 cases of death recorded by the BICI.
1-1) The security officers in 3 cases were sentenced with “7 years imprisonment in all cases”
1-2) Security officers were acquitted in two cases.
1-3) Two cases are still in court.
2. Two foreign workers were killed by the security forces and until now no investigation into their deaths was made.
3. Killing by the use of “shotgun”: 4 cases were referred to court; the court acquitted the security officers in two cases; 3 cases were not referred to court.
4. Killing by the use of “live bullets”: one case was referred to court while 4 other cases were not referred to court.
5. Death in prison: 3 incidents were referred to court, while two incidents were not referred to court.
6. Death in separate incidents: 11 cases were recorded by the BICI, however they were outside the specified timeframe, and they were not referred to court.
7. Death incidents that were not included in the BICI report: 11 death incidents that were caused by security forces, some were referred to the Public Prosecution, and the case was closed because the security forces were in the state of “self-defence”.
The Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (BYSHR) assures that the report did not include death cases that were caused by the intense use of teargas in closed areas which led to the death of at least 30 people (some of them were participating in protests and the others were randomly targeted in their homes.) (refer to the statement of the BYSHR : http://byshr.org/?p=1292 )
The Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (BYSHR) confirms that the Bahraini Authorities protects the human rights violators and practices the policy of “impunity” which leads to the increase of extrajudicial killings.