UK: Man accuses Bahraini embassy of attempted murder


A Bahraini man lodged a complaint with British police on Tuesday, claiming that he was a victim of attempted murder after he was threatened with being thrown off his country’s embassy building in London last June.

Moosa Mohammed accused Bahraini embassy staff of trying to push him off the building’s roof.

According to a report by the Guardian, he alleged an embassy worker said: “We have two people being executed in Bahrain and you will be the third.”

Mohammed said he was protesting executions in Bahrain when the incident happened.

A video, which was taken during the incident, appears to show Mohammed on the edge of the roof.

He was taken away by British police who forced their way into the embassy together with fire fighters.

The Bahraini embassy was quoted by the British daily as saying the allegation that embassy staff were trying to kill Mohammed was “completely unfounded and ridiculous”.

It said the embassy staff acted with “professionalism and courage” and an “objective view of this incident would determine that peaceful and lawful protest does not take place on the roof of a diplomatic premises at 10.30pm [2230GMT].”

British police had said in a statement after the incident that they were called to the embassy, following a “report of a man on the roof of the building.”

“Upon hearing a disturbance on the roof, officers entered the building and detained the man,” it said, adding that he had been arrested for trespassing.
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