Bahraini troops attack protesters, Killing 1 injuring several others


 JNN 22 July 2011 : Witnesses say an elderly woman died from asphyxia after regime forces fired teargas to break up a protest rally in the village of Bani Jamra near Manama on Friday. 

Two of the injured are reported to be in critical condition.

Hundreds of anti-government protesters took to the streets across Bahrain following the Friday Prayers, demanding an end to the rule of Al Khalifa dynasty.

The demonstrators also condemned the Saudi occupation of their country and called for the immediate withdrawal of KSA troops from Bahrain.

Meanwhile, thousands of Bahrainis marched in the village of Diraz outside Manama in support of al-Wefaq’s decision to withdraw from the government-led national reform talks earlier this week.

Leaders of al-Wefaq, Bahrain’s influential opposition bloc, say they pulled out of talks after their views and demands were ignored and because the talks were dominated by pro-government representatives.

“Our demands remain the same. An elected government, elected parliament, one vote for each citizen and independent judiciary,” al-Wefaq leader Sheikh Ali Salman told supporters on Friday.

Thousands of anti-government protesters have been waging protest rallies in Bahrain since mid-February, demanding an end to the Al Khalifa rule, which has been in power for over 40 years.

In mid-March, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates deployed their military forces in crisis-hit Bahrain to assist the Manama regime in its brutal crackdown on popular protests.

Scores of protesters have been killed — many under torture — and numerous others detained and transferred to unknown locations during the regime’s brutal onslaught on protesters.

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