Bahraini protesters stage anti-regime demos
The demonstration, dubbed “No to dictatorship, yes to democracy,” was held in the Bahraini capital Manama, where anti-regime protesters called for a political solution to the crisis in the country on Friday.
The protesters said their rights cited in the country’s constitution have been violated by the regime and that they want Bahrain to be governed based on the will and the rights of its people.
Meanwhile, similar protests were also held in Diraz, a village on the northwest coast of Bahrain, with people shouting slogans against the regime.
Since mid-February 2011, thousands of pro-democracy protesters have staged numerous demonstrations in the streets of the tiny Persian Gulf country, calling for the Al Khalifa royal family to relinquish power.
On March 14, 2011, troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates invaded the country to assist the Bahraini government in its crackdown on the peaceful protesters.
According to local sources, scores of people have been killed and hundreds arrested.
Physicians for Human Rights says doctors and nurses have been detained, tortured, or disappeared because they have “evidence of atrocities committed by the authorities, security forces, and riot police” in the crackdown on anti-government protesters.
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