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Political Activist: Bahraini People Plan to Increase Protests in Coming Days

A political activist said the Manama regime’s heavy-handed tactics have failed to intimidate the dissidents and people plan to increase protests and stage nationwide demonstration in the coming days.

“The Bahraini people will stage protests across the country against large-scale human rights violations in the next few days,” Ali al-Sabaq, a senior leader of Bahrain’s main opposition bloc, al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, told FNA on Monday.

He underlined that massive protests will take place against the numerous cases of torture and political arrests in Bahrain.

In late June, another Bahraini political activist, Hamed al-Bahrani, said that the Manama regime would have no other choice but to honor the people’s peaceful demands.

“The Al Khalifa regime has to yield to the people’s will and demand and give up power,” al-Bahrani told FNA at the time.

He noted that the Bahraini regime could no longer conceal its crimes and the Bahraini people are no longer afraid of the Al Khalifa’s suppression, adding that popular protests would be intensified in the coming days.

The Bahraini regime has been suppressing peaceful demonstrations by anti-government protesters across Bahrain since mid-February 2011.

Violence against the defenseless people escalated after a Saudi-led conglomerate of police, security and military forces from the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) member states – Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar – were dispatched to the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom on March 2011, to crack down on peaceful protestors for the Manama regime.

So far, hundreds of protesters have been killed, hundreds have gone missing and thousands of others have been injured by the Bahraini and Saudi soldiers. Thousands of people, including opposition party and religious leaders as well as renowned human rights activists, have been arrested while hundreds more have been sent to exile. All international human rights bodies have condemned the Al-Khalifa regime for exercising extreme violence against peaceful protests.

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