7/27/2013

BAHRAIN LAST NIGTH ON TWITTER

Ministry of Interior ‏@moi_bahrain 1h
MOI won’t hesitate to take measures to protect security, civil peace, freedom of expression from exploitations #Bahrain
Al Wefaq released through its twitter account that the number of deaths was 100, while the sermon mentioned that they were 120 #Bahrain
Ministry of Interior ‏@moi_bahrain 1h
Raids of homes and arrest of individuals are done in conditions allowed by the law #Bahrain
Ministry of Interior ‏@moi_bahrain 1h
MOI hasn’t received any sexual harassment cases against its personnel #Bahrain
Ministry of Interior ‏@moi_bahrain 1h
The sermon of Al Wefaq General Secretary included many baseless and exaggerated incidents. This was unacceptable insult to authorities
Ministry of Interior ‏@moi_bahrain 1h
MOI is focused on law enforcement to protect public security, lives and money through measures to prevent and control crimes #Bahrain
 Ministry of Interior ‏@moi_bahrain 1h
151 rallies & gatherings authorized in 2012, while many turned violent with terrorism & attacks against individuals property #Bahrain


Ministry of Interior ‏@moi_bahrain 1h
Assistant Undersecretary of Legal Affairs: Constitution Protects the Freedom of Expression http://www.policemc.gov.bh/en/news_details.aspx?type=1&articleId=19299

July 27, 2013
Response to allegations of Ali Salman:
MOI:
In response to the allegations of the General Secretary of Al Wefaq National Islamic Society in the Friday sermon on July 26 at Al Sadiq Mosque in Deraz, in which he alleged that comprehensive stability in the Kingdom is hindered by complications and situations, including repressive measures that led to victims and the death of around 120 persons, raids of houses, arbitrary arrest of citizens, prevention of the freedom of people to protest in open vital areas through the use of freedom-restricted laws that violate the International Covenant on Civil and Political ights, the Assistant Undersecretary of Legal Affairs at the Interior Ministry said that the specialty of the
Interior Ministry is focused on law enforcement to protect public security, lives, money and honors through measures to prevent and control crimes. He said that force has been used only in an appropriate way to implement the law. 
He said that the sermon included many baseless and exaggerated incidents. This, he said was unacceptable insult to authorities. He said that the Interior Ministry hasn’t received any sexual harassment cases against its personnel, while raids of homes and arrest of individuals are done in conditions allowed by the law. He said that suspected death cases in riots and attacks of security forces are around 30 cases.  All the cases were referred to the Public Prosecution for investigation and law enforcement.
The inaccuracy of the sermon is clear in the contradiction of information, in which Al Wefaq released through its twitter account that the number of deaths was 100, while the sermon mentioned that they were 120.
The Ministry is dedicated to allow the right of gathering and peaceful demonstration. It also provides protection of such right and doesn’t interfere unless there are violations that could harm lives and money.
The Interior Ministry gave permission for 151 rallies and gatherings in main areas and roads in 2012 in the Kingdom, while many of them turned violent with terrorism and attacks against individuals and private and public property that led to injuries among security forces. The Ministry authorized this year 60 rallies and gathering in various areas in Bahrain and not in deserts or cemeteries as highlighted by the General Director of Al Wefaq General Secretary.
The Assistant Undersecretary affirmed that local legislations meet international conventions that regulate the right of peaceful gathering, in which Article 21 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights that Bahrain joined in 2006 states:  “The right of peaceful assembly shall be recognized. No restrictions may be placed on ‎the exercise of this right other than those imposed in conformity with the law and ‎which are necessary in a democratic society in the interests of national security or ‎public safety, public order (ordre public), the protection of public health or morals or ‎the protection of the rights and freedoms of others.‎"
This meet also article 28/b of the constitution of Bahrain that states: “Public meetings, parades and assemblies are permitted under the rules ‎and conditions laid down by law, but the purposes and means of the meeting ‎must be peaceful and must not be prejudicial to public decency.” It also meets article 1 of decree law (18) of 1973 that was amended by a law 32 of 2006 on public meetings, rallies and gatherings that states: “Public meetings are permitted in accordance to conditions and situations decided in this law.”
Many countries in the international and regional levels set laws to practice such rights to prevent violations, including the Public Order Act in the Wales in Britain, Singapore's Public Order Act and the laws governing public meetings and demonstrations and gatherings in force in Egypt, Kuwait, Qatar, Jordan, Tunisia. All those laws penalizes violations. This affirms inaccuracy of the sermon and that came against international, regional and local legislations and spread wrong information.
The Assistant Undersecretary of Legal Affairs concluded by affirmed that the Interior Ministry is dedicated to protect security and general order and safety, hence it won’t hesitate to take procedures and measures to protect security, stability, civil peace, freedom of expression from exploitations out of constitutional and legal responsibility of the Ministry.