Al-Wefaq’s general secretariat has issued the following statement on Tuesday 1st May, 2012 on regarding the situation in Bahrain:
- “We strongly condemn the daily violations and brutal repression practiced by the security forces against the people of Bahrain. These savage official acts are contrary to the most basic human right international obligations. There were several documented systematic crimes organized by Bahrain security forces in areas of Bilad Qadeem, AbuSaibi, Duraz and Sitra. That is, besides documenting recent incidents in which women were abused and arrested just meters away from MOI main building.
- We express our deep concern about unjustified spread of armed militias, mercenaries and thugs amid a serious anarchy. The state is absent while crimes continue. Supermarkets have been robbed, a teller has been threatened and robbed in Riffa, and recently, MP Osama Tamimi’s gym has been attacked with live ammunitions.
- We stress that the regime in Bahrain is leaping in the pitch dark by defrauding people’s demands via meaningless political projects like the marginal constitutional amendments which strengthen the dictatorship and promote autocracy and monopoly.
- We condemn both the incident in Duraz and the attack on al-Tamimi’s business and we reject violence regardless of who stands behind it.
- We praise and support all peaceful demonstrations and encourage the ongoing pro-democracy movement of the youth in Bahrain to achieve justice and equality.
- Statements made by Bahraini officials in local and international media reflect how they lack patriot mentality, political skill and ability to accept opponent opinions. This means they are absolutely unqualified to run the country.
- The Bahrain Independent Commission Inquiry recommendations need to be implemented through a committee of the United Nations, as this government is responsible for the condemn violations and therefore cannot play the judge’s role. An international role in the issue will prevent recurrence of these violations and crimes, whilst bringing criminals to justice. This will not be accomplished in the current situation where the same human rights violations go on with the international community silently watching.”
- We express our deep honor and praise towards the unfairly dismissed Bahraini employees and workers on Labor Day. This day has passed while more than 5000 families are subject to revenge through dismissing and suspending their breadwinners.”