Al Khalifa Regime’s Brutal Crackdown on Peaceful Shia Protesters


JNN 27 May 2012 Manama : Bahraini regime forces have attacked anti-government protesters holding a demonstration in the northwestern village of Saar.

The protesters took to the streets in Saar, about 16 kilometers (10 miles) west of the capital, Manama, on Saturday.

They chanted slogans against the ruling Al Khalifa regime.

Meanwhile, similar demonstrations were also held in several towns and villages near Manama on Saturday. Regime forces used tear gas and sound grenades against the demonstrators.

On May 23, Bahraini protesters took to the streets in the Ras Rumman neighborhood of Manama, burning the US flag and condemning Washington’s support for the Manama regime.

The US State Department said on May 11 that Washington will resume arms sales to Bahrain. Bahraini opposition groups and activists condemned the decision, saying it could encourage further human rights violations in the Persian Gulf country.

The Saturday attacks on peaceful Bahraini anti-regime demonstrators come two days after reports said a court in Bahrain has sentenced jailed human rights activist Zainab al-Khawaja to one month in prison on May 24.

The court convicted the female activist of insulting a policewoman and obstructing traffic during an anti-regime demonstration in Manama on April 21.

Zainab is the daughter of prominent rights activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, who has been on a hunger strike for more than three months.

Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, who holds dual Danish and Bahraini nationality, was given a life sentence in a military court in June 2011 over accusations of inciting protests against the Manama regime.

The Bahraini regime forces backed by troops from Saudi Arabia once again have attacked protesters in the tiny Persian Gulf littoral state, Press  reports.

Security forces on Friday fired teargas and sound grenades at the demonstrating crowds in several towns and villages around the Bahraini capital, Manama.

Clashes then erupted between the government forces and the pro-democracy protesters demanding the ouster of the Al Khalifa regime.

Several people were injured during the demonstrations. The protesters also voiced their anger at the US government for its support of the Manama regime.

Anti-American sentiment is high in Bahrain after Washington announced earlier this month that it will resume arms sales to Bahrain. However, the Bahraini opposition groups and activists condemned the decision, saying it could encourage further human rights violations in the Persian Gulf country.

Bahrain is in the midst of an ongoing revolution that started in mid-February 2011. Since then, scores of people have been killed and thousands sent to prison.

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