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Pro-regime thugs attack Bahrainis

Pro-regime thugs attack BahrainisPro-regime thugs in Bahrain have attacked mourners in a religious ceremony in the northern city of Muharraq, injuring a number of people,
Clashes erupted after the thugs began to throw stones at the mourners as well as damaging their cars.

Several people were reportedly injured after stones hit their heads and faces, shiitenews reported on Friday.
The Saudi-backed Bahraini security forces later arrived at the scene and fired tear gas and sound bombs in an attempt to disperse the crowds.
The violence comes as anti-regime protests continue across the Persian Gulf sheikdom.
Since mid-February, thousands of anti-government protesters have been staging regular demonstrations in Bahrain, calling for the US-backed Al Khalifa royal family to relinquish power.
On March 14, troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates invaded Bahrain to assist the ruling regime in its brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters in the Persian Gulf island.
Human rights activists say many Bahraini doctors and nurses have been detained, tortured, or have disappeared because they were in possession of evidence regarding atrocities committed by Bahraini authorities, security forces and riot police in the course of the regime’s brutal crackdown on anti-government protesters.
The Bahraini regime has also been handing down harsh sentences and long jail terms to the detained activists, some of whom have insisted that they were tortured while in custody.
The move has drawn international criticism, with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expressing “deep concern” over the sentences and calling for the release of all political detainees held by the despotic, US-backed regime, home to a massive American military base of its fifth naval fleet .

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