Another Protest to Free the Detainees in Bahrain

On 24 July 2009, the families of detainees, detained against the events that took place three months ago, organized a peaceful protest demanding their release. Three months ago riots took place in Bahrain and resulted in the death of a foreign worker. Prominent human rights defenders and politicians participated in the protest and the families released balloons carrying banners saying ‘Release our Detainees’.

The president of Bahrain Human Rights Society, Dr Abdullah Al-Derazi, delivered a speech in which he pointed out that the accused had refuted all charges made against them, stressing that confessing under physical and psychological pressure is illegal and is not admissible as evidence. He also pointed to some evidence that proves the innocence of the detainees and demanded the judicial authorities to release them.