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Bahrain forces assault children under five during playtime

Al Manar

Bahraini regime forces assaulted two children aged under five by beating them and kicking them near their house in Bani Jamra on Friday.

Live witnesses said on Twitter that the two children, 4 years old and 5 years old, were beaten while playing near their house in a residential neighborhood in the region, and were later thrown on the street.

For its part, Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society considered that the assault came in the context of oppression and collective punishment by the regime forces against safe citizens.

Al-Wefaq pointed out that shortly after the assault the area was attacked by suffocating and tear gas, considering that “this is part of the oppressive response to the majority’s political demands of a democratic change in Bahrain.”

Amnesty Mocks regime: Size of Prison Clothes Does not Suit Prisoners

On another hand, Amnesty International mocked Bahrain’s prosecution of two children, indicating that when two teenagers Jihad Sadek (16 years old) and Ibrahim Meqdad (17 years old) were sentenced to jail, the authorities had to cut out prison clothes because their size wasn’t available.

Amnesty said this case briefs what tens of Bahraini children are suffering from in adult prisons.


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