Bahrainis hold anti-regime demonstration in Sitra

TEHRAN (FNA)- People took to the streets in Bahrain’s Northeastern island of Sitra to stage a demonstration against the Al Khalifa regime.

On Saturday, the protesters shouted anti-regime slogans and called for the freedom of political prisoners in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom.

“The (Bahraini) people have formulated their demand for democratic rights and like most of the modern world they want a say,” Colin Cavell, a former lecturer at the University of Bahrain told Press TV.

“Now they are organizing to combat this repressive regime that continues to kill them,” Cavell added.

Since mid-February 2011, thousands of pro-democracy protesters have held numerous demonstrations in the streets of Bahrain, 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 peaceful protesters.

According to local sources, scores of people have been killed and hundreds arrested.

Physicians for Human Rights say 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.

By Fars News Agency


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