Anti-government protests sweep Bahrain

Published February 11th, 2014 - 11:13 GMT
Bahrain's Arab Spring took place in 2011, and there have been protests and demonstrations against the government ever since. (AFP/File)
Bahrain's Arab Spring took place in 2011, and there have been protests and demonstrations against the government ever since. (AFP/File)

Bahraini protesters have held fresh demonstrations against the ruling Al Khalifa regime in different parts of the country.

Anti-regime protesters took to the streets of a central district of the capital, Manama, on Tuesday.

Saudi-backed security forces attacked another protest rally in the town of Sanabis, located in the suburbs of Manama. No casualties were reported in the incident.

Bahrain has been the scene of almost daily protests against the Al Khalifa regime since February 2011, when thousands of pro-democracy protesters took to the streets, calling for the royal family to leave power.

On February 9, nationwide demonstrations were held in Bahrain to mark the third anniversary of the uprising.

The protests have faced a harsh crackdown by the security forces.

On March 14, 2011, troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were called in to assist the Bahraini regime in its crackdown on peaceful protests.

According to local sources, scores of people have been killed and thousands of others have been imprisoned so far.

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.


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