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BCHR documents attacks on organisation's president by security forces and sectarian media

(BCHR/IFEX) - 28 May 2011 - The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) holds the authorities in Bahrain fully responsibility for the life and safety of its President, Mr. Nabeel Rajab, as the repeated attacks are no longer limited to the media as it was before, but went beyond that to take a serious turn. A group of people related to security forces attacked for the second time in a row and within a month Mr. Rajab's home, throwing tear-gas bombs late at night.

Mr. Rajab described what happened in the recent attack threatening his life and the lives of his family: "At dawn on 21 May 2011, while we were asleep at around 3:15 a.m. Bahrain time, our home was attacked by Bahraini security forces for the second time in a row between the period from April 18 to May 21. But the attack this time was different from the previous attack, as the teargas bombs were not thrown by hand, but fired by a weapon towards our window. The bombs shattered the window and several packs entered the apartment of my brother, Nader Rajab, while he was asleep with his family.

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