Bahraini Authorities Suppressing the Truth Once Again

Bahraini Authorities arrested two members of a human rights group called Witness Bahrain, which sent observers to monitor what is expected to be a series of protests ahead of February 14, the date of the one-year anniversary.

Security forces used force to break up an anti-government march in Manama Today (February 11, 2012) , using tear gas and stun grenades to disperse hundreds of peaceful protesters.

A witness confirmed to the Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (BYSHR) that the activists were arrested brutally.The two observers, Huwaida Arraf and Radhika Sainath, both US citizens.

An official for the General Directorate of Immigration confirmed that two activists have been deported for applying for tourist visas under false pretenses. (More: http://www.bna.bh/portal/en/news/493606)

According to information of the BYSHR that the workers and foreign tourists in the market were subjected to suffocation and panic because of the use of stun grenades and tear gas.

Japanese TV crew has informed the BYSHR that they been stopped for hours today (February 11, 2012) at Bahrain airport and to be deported back though they have a permit from Information Affairs Authority (IAA).

A witness confirmed to the BYSHR that an Australian reporter being deported today (February 11, 2012) at Bahrain airport.

The BYSHR
expresses its deep concern as to the implications of these deportations and the governments insistence on the absence of international observers and press. This may serve as an indicator of an escalation of violence and arrests on the part of the authorities in the upcoming period.

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