The police fires on protesters

Press release
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The FIDH strongly condemns the violent repression orchestrated by the Bahraini authorities on the peaceful demonstration held last Monday, February 14, 2011 and which is still continuing today in Bahrain, killing two people and wounding several others.

These demonstrations that drew tens of thousands of people today February 15 according to FIDH member organizations in Bahrain , take place after the call "Day of Rage" inspired from the Egyptian and the Tunisian experience and launched via the social network Facebook.

To disperse the crowd, the police have not hesitated to fire from live ammunition on demonstrators killing Abdulhadi Ali Mushaima, a former member of the Committee of Unemployed who died last night at the hospital Salmaniya in Manama from his injuries. Today, at a gathering for the funeral of Ali Mushaima, Fadhel Ali Matrook 32 years old was also killed by live ammunition fired by police.

FIDH condemns in the strongest terms the disproportionate use of force against peaceful demonstrators and the use of live ammunition and calls on authorities to take all measures to establish responsibility for these crimes.

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