Saudi-backed regime forces attack Bahraini protesters

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Bahraini security forces have attacked demonstrators who were protesting against the government’s harsh crackdown on their peaceful movement in the Persian Gulf kingdom.

The Saudi-backed regime forces attacked protesters at a demonstration held in the towns of al-Dair and Ma’ameer in the north of the country on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, hundreds of Bahrainis attended the funeral procession of the 20-year-old Mahmoud Isa al-Jaziri in the town of Nabih Saleh, south of Manama.

The body of al-Jaziri was given to his family on Tuesday, almost two weeks after his death.

Since mid-February 2011, thousands of pro-democracy protesters have staged 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 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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