Bahrainis stage new anti-regime demonstrations

People in Bahrain have staged anti-regime demonstrations in the capital, Manama, and the Sitra Island, demanding the ouster of the Al Khalifa regime.

Rallying on Monday, the demonstrators chanted anti-regime slogans and pledged to continue their revolution.

The demonstrations were staged on Monday, the eve of the first day of the lunar month of Muharram, when Muslims commemorate the martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)’s grandson Imam Hussein (PBUH), who is a symbol of fighting against oppression.

The revolution in Bahrain began in mid-February 2011. The protesters initially called for political reforms and a constitutional monarchy, but the regime’s heavy-handed crackdown on the protests soon prompted an outright call for the ouster of the regime.

Scores have been killed, many of them under torture while in custody, and thousands more detained since the popular uprising began.

On October 25, Human Rights Watch (HRW) warned that Bahraini regime forces have used tear gas “disproportionately” and “unlawfully” in their clampdown on anti-regime demonstrations in the country.

Amnesty International has also condemned the imprisonment of activists in Bahrain, describing the move as “appalling.”

By Press TV


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