Bahraini clerics vow to push ahead with peaceful protests

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Bahrain’s Muslim scholars reaffirmed their commitment to pursuing the goals of the country’s popular uprising in a peaceful manner until they are fully achieved.

In a statement on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of beginning of the uprising in the Persian Gulf country, the Bahraini clerics described the revolution as a popular movement aimed at battling corruption, improving the country’s underdeveloped situation, ending dictatorship and allowing people to have a role in ruling the country via a democratic system.

They also stressed that the revolution will go on in a peaceful manner until its legitimate and just goals are achieved.

While Bahraini people are geared up to mark the 5th anniversary of the February 14 revolution, the Al Khalifa regime has tightened security to quell demonstrations.

Since mid-February 2011, thousands of anti-regime protesters have held numerous demonstrations on the streets of Bahrain, calling on the Al Khalifa family to relinquish power. Scores of Bahrainis have been killed and hundreds of others injured and arrested in an ongoing regime crackdown on peaceful demonstrations.

Among those arrested are opposition figure al-Wefaq National Islamic Society Secretary General Sheikh Ali Salman and prominent Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab.

By Tasnim News Agency