Bahraini Opposition Figure Discloses Al-Khalifa Torturing Techniques against Revolutionaries Created by admin2 on 8/29/2011 1:26:17 AM
LONDON (BF)- Ali al-Mashima', the son of Bahrain's renowned opposition leader Hassan al-Mashima', said various torturing techniques are used in the al-Khalifa prisons to extract information and punish the revolutionary forces, and revealed that Bahrain's prince has a direct role in the torturing and interrogation of the detainees.
"Nasser, the son of the Bahraini king is involved in the torturing of the detainees and this has been revealed and proved to us," Ali al-Mashima' told BF on Sunday.
He also reiterated that Sheikh Mohammad al-Meghdad and Sheikh al-Mahrous, two of the opposition leaders, have confirmed the presence of Nasser al-Khalifa in the process of their interrogation and torturing.
Bahrainis have been waging protest rallies since mid-February, demanding an end to the Al Khalifa dynasty, which has ruled the country for over 40 years.
Violence against the defenseless people escalated after a Saudi-led conglomerate of police, security and military forces from the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) member states were dispatched to the tiny kingdom on March 13 to help Manama crack down on peaceful protestors.
Scores of people have been killed and hundreds more arrested in a brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters in Bahrain, home to a huge American military installation for the US Navy's Fifth Fleet in the Persian Gulf.
Rights activists in Bahrain have repeatedly said that the government's harsh tactics and intimidation against opposition forces cannot smother the popular uprising in the Persian Gulf country.
People are being tortured, kidnapped, sexually harassed and assaulted, houses being stolen and raided, villages being raided, and worshipping places are being demolished, the human rights activists reported.
Also, the Muslim Women Movement in a recent statement protested at the brutal and cruel behavior of the Bahraini regime towards women in the country, and revealed that the Al-Khalifa regime has imprisoned innocent pregnant women in horrible dungeons.
"They keep pregnant women in terrifying prisons, martyr their husbands under torture and attack people's homes at night and create panic and horror," the statement said in April, addressing UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.