We congratulate our honorable people on the onset of 2016 and we plead the Almighty God to let this year be a year of victory, prosperity, security and peace for our people and the whole world. We, from our prison cells, stress on the following points:
- Our people demands of freedom, democracy, justice, equality and respect of human rights are legitimate and are for the sake of this country and its people. Days have proven the necessity of these demands to save the country from the political and economic problems that are getting worse as the crisis continues.
- The adherence of our people to the peaceful and civil approach, since the eruption of the uprising in February 11, has been appreciated by the whole world. Thus, we stress on proceeding in this civilized and peaceful approach until these legitimate demands are met.
- We call on all those who believe in the need of democratic change, decent living, equality and respect of human rights to put their hands together and organize a program in order to reach their noble aims.
- We extend our hands to every call and initiative aimed at finding a solution for this country and people in order to create an ambiance for real dialogue that is based on the principle of justice to meet the rightful demands and achieve equality for the victims as highlighted in the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) report, Geneva recommendations and other international stances.
Conclusion: We believe and trust in the rightfulness of our case and legitimacy of our demands. We are to reach the dawn of freedom, God willing. Indeed, Allah is with the patient.
Signatories: Sheikh Saeed Al-Noori, Sheikh Mohammed Habib Al-Miqdad, Mr. Hasan Mushaima, Sheikh Abdul Jalil Al-Moqdad and Sheikh Ali Salman.