Bahrain issues arrests warrants for activists

In the past couple of hours Bahrain state TV has announced that the government has issued arrest warrants for 21 opposition activists. Most of whom are believed to be living inside Bahrain but around a third are abroad.

Bahrain has issued a warrant to Interpol to arrest those activists living abroad. Such an action only serves to magnify the arrogance that is held by this regime.

Their supposed ‘crimes’ are as follows:

1 – the establishment and management of a terrorist group to overthrow and change the state constitution and its accession to the monarchy and in accordance with the rules (1.6) of the Act No. 58 of 2006 on the protection of society from terrorist acts.

2 – The Quest and collaborating with a terrorist organization abroad working for a foreign country in order to commit hostile acts against the Kingdom of Bahrain in accordance with Article (122) of the Penal Code of 1976.

3 – the heart and try to change the state constitution and rules of royal power and in accordance with Article (148) of the Penal Code of 1976.

4 – Promotion and favoring of the heart or a change of the political system in the country by force in accordance with the provisions of Article (160) of the Penal Code of 1976.

5 – collecting and giving money to the terrorist group with active terrorist exercise their knowledge and according to a text article to prohibit and combat money laundering and terrorism financing for the year 2001.

6 – the possession and score editors and publications include the promotion and favor to the heart of the political system in the country by force and illegal means in accordance with the provisions of Article (161) of the same law.

7 – insulting the military in accordance with the provisions of Article (216) of the same law.

8 – public incitement of hatred and contempt by the system in accordance with the provisions of Article (165) of the same law.

9 – spreading false rumors and malicious propaganda broadcast controversial and would cause disruption of a security and damage public interest and in accordance with the provisions of Article (168) of the same law.

10 – incitement to hate a group of people and contempt for them and in accordance with the provisions of Article (172) of the same law.

11 – incitement to not to comply with laws and improve the order is a crime according to the article

(173) of the same law.

12 – Organize and participate in the marches without notifying the competent authority in accordance with the provisions of Articles

(1.2, 3, 9.13) of the Code of meetings, processions and gatherings of the year 2006.

This is a clear attempt to intimidate opposition figures and comes the day before many leading figures in the anti government movement face trial.

Solidarity with all those facing arrest and the regime must know THEY CAN’T STOP US ALL

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About dominickavakeb
Dominic Kavakeb is a recent Masters graduate in International Journalism from City University, London. He lives in London and is of British/ Middle Eastern origin.

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