"I don't believe they really tried the policeman"
That day, Haider was on his way to visit his aunt, who lives very close by, which is why he didn’t have his papers on him.The neighbourhood where his aunt lives was full of policemen, because Bahrain was preparing to host the Gulf Cooperation Council summit [on December 24 and 25] and the government feared that protests might take place.What you don’t see in the video is that a policeman first stopped Haider’s car and asked him to step out of the car. Haider agrees, but refuses to leave his child alone in the car. The tension is palpable, which is why the eyewitness decided to film the scene from his window [the video begins before the father enters the frame, as if the cameraman was indeed waiting for something to happen].The Interior Ministry declared that it had arrested and tried the policeman in court. Personally, I don’t believe this. I think these declarations are simply meant to calm public opinion. Otherwise, why wouldn’t the authorities release photos, videos, or other proof of this arrest? And why would this alleged trial take place behind closed doors?