Calls for Release of Detainees amid Riots and Violence
On 22 May 2010, tens of individuals protested in Malikiya deman
ding the release of all detainees on security and violence charges,
which led to the killing of policemen and foreign workers. On 7
May 2010, a peaceful and legal demonstration was organized in Sitra
demanding the release of the same detainees. However, after the
end of the demonstration, a group of rioters set fire to a number
of tyres and threw them in the street. This resulted in the interference
of the security forces that confronted the riots on the same day
in other villages. Previous to this, on 1 May 2010, a number of
youths attacked a high school for girls in Al Had with burning bottles,
which resulted in fires and damage to the building. Many condemned
this irresponsible assault on public property and subjecting civilians
to danger.MP Abdulla Al Dosari condemned advocates of violence and
demanded legal action be taken against them.
On 8 May 2010, Duraz Intermediate School for Boys was attacked
with Molotov cocktails for the fifth time without resulting in injuries.
Also, on 27 April 2010, Arad Preparatory School for Girls and other
schools were subject to systematic violent attacks in an attempt
to close the schools using threats and spreading fear. This was
incited by calls for violence by political extremist groups such
as the Haq Movement and the Freemen of Bahrain Movement, which is
legally encompassed by the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights.