Bahrain: Exhibition stormed and destroyed by police

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses concern in regards to the ongoing attacks on freedom of expression in Bahrain demonstrated in the recent destruction and banning of an art exhibition of the Bahrain Revolution.

On 30 October 2013, police forces in Bahrain stormed the building where an exhibition of the Bahrain revolution was on display. No warrant was shown. This came two days after the opening of the exhibition, which included scenes and life-size panels from the uprising.

The police destroyed the panels and confiscated the exhibition items including some personal items that belong to the families of victims of extrajudicial killings over almost two years and a half. The Ministry of Interior attempted to justify the attack on the exhibition by stating that they “found material meant to incite hatred” and “ordered the confiscation of the material that included objects and images that insulted a statutory body.”


See on bahrainrights.hopto.org


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