Bahraini opposition activist shot, injured during protest in Sitra
The attack took place during a peaceful protest late on Sunday when Bahraini soldiers targeted the activist, Sadiq Rabiee, with birdshots.
Reports say he is now in a stable condition.
The protest comes only a few days after the Bahraini regime announced it would seek legal action against the main opposition party, Al-Wefaq. Manama says the party is behind the protests in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom.
Al-Wefaq, in a statement issued on Saturday, described the Bahraini Interior Ministry’s latest communiqué against the party as misleading and full of blatant lies.
Bahrain’s revolution began in mid-February 2011, when the people, inspired by the popular revolutions that toppled the dictators of Tunisia and Egypt, started holding massive demonstrations.
The Bahraini government promptly launched a brutal crackdown on the peaceful protests aided by Saudi-led Arab forces.
Dozens of people have been killed and hundreds more arrested and tortured in the crackdown.
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