Bahrain dictatorship violating children’s rights

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From ANSA news agency in Italy:

Bahrain violating children’s rights, human rights center

Minors arrested and sentenced to life imprisonment, BCHR

19 August, 17:54

ROME – Bahraini authorities continue to violate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child including by sentencing minors to life in prison, according to the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR). The BCHR is led by activist Nabeel Rajab and Maryam Al-Khawaja, daughter of Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, a Bahraini activist serving a life sentence and who staged a much-publicized hunger strike during the 2012 Formula One races in the small Gulf-region island.

A statement released by the center reports that a criminal court sentenced 14 youth to life imprisonment on August 13 under a counter-terrorism law for the murder of a policeman in Sitra, including two under age 18: one is 16 years old and the other was 17 at the time of the arrest. The BCHR noted that last week three minors were arrested, including one that had been hit by a police vehicle. The youngest of those arrested is 13 years old. The center said that about 30 people had been subjected to arbitrary arrest over the past week, and that about 3,000 people were in arbitrary detention in the country. Security forces in Bahrain – whose Shia-majority population is ruled by a Sunni monarchy – continue to make excessive use of force, tear gas and firearms, according to the organization.

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