Film: Bahrain one year on
Amnesty International video produced in Febraury 2012 - one year on from the start of peaceful protests in Bahrain. A year has passed since the killing of a peaceful demonstrator by the security forces as a result of the use of excessive force against peaceful protesters in Bahrain. Despite several announcements on positive steps being taken by the government to ensure accountability, we have not seen any outcome of reported government investigations into allegations of torture and it is unclear how many people involved in human rights abuses have been brought to justice.
Hundreds of people are still facing criminal charges in Bahrain for exercising their rights to freedom of expression and assembly. Meanwhile, many others, dismissed from their work place or university for exercising these very rights have yet to be reinstated.
This campaign video includes interview with Bahrain poet Ayat al-Qarmezi and Doctors Zahra al Sammak & Ghassan Dhaif .