Crackdown in Bahrain flouts Geneva Conventions

April 26, 2011 - 0:0

MANAMA – Saudi Arabian, Bahraini, and mercenary security forces have been violating the Geneva Conventions in their onslaught on the anti-Khalifa regime protesters in Bahrain, according to media reports.

The forces launched a second raid in less than a week on an all-girls' school in the north of the country in line with the violent crackdown on the popular revolution the government is facing, a Press TV reported On Sunday.
According to eyewitnesses, the Saudi-backed forces took away several teachers during the Sunday attack on a secondary school located in the Hamad town in northern Bahrain.
Moreover the girls, who refused to attend a festival of the al-Khalifah family at the school, were taken out in the playground and beaten in front of other school children by the security personnel who had stormed the school, the Press TV correspondent added.
Earlier, it was revealed that Bahraini police had arrested over 35 doctors, who are still missing and their whereabouts are not known. They were picked up from the streets because they were treating the injured protesters. This all while the Geneva Conventions guarantee medical care to people wounded in conflict.
Besides, all hospitals have been surrounded by roadblocks to prevent those injured from entering.
According to Wikipedia, the Geneva Conventions comprise four treaties and three additional protocols that set the standards in international law for humanitarian treatment of the victims of war. The singular term Geneva Convention refers to the agreements of 1949, negotiated in the aftermath of World War II, updating the terms of the first three treaties and adding a fourth treaty.
Human rights groups say Bahraini government forces have even raided hospitals and tortured doctors and patients as part of their efforts to suppress protests.
Meanwhile, a video new footage coming from Bahrain shows a protester has been beaten brutally to death by Saudi-backed troops in Manama.
Officials in Salmaniyah hospital have pronounced him clinically dead, Press TV reported.
Another footage from the same hospital indicates two protesters are being brutally beaten by Bahraini troops as well.
The victims are shown to have sustained severe injuries in their heads and legs