A political commentator has questioned the legitimacy of the Bahraini government, saying the Al Khalifa regime is teetering on the brink of collapse, according to Press TV.
“The regime makes up charges to arrest those who oppose the monarchical dictatorship; and with the oppressive life sentences. This is ridiculous,” Colin Cavell, an author and lecturer, told Press TV in a Wednesday interview, adding, “The regime indicates its instability. It indicates that it is on its last days.”
A court in Bahrain recently sentenced nine anti-regime activists to life in prison and revoked their citizenship. This is the latest in a series of convictions that the Al Khalifa regime has imposed against protesters, including prominent rights activists.
“The regime’s existence is threatened and so it takes citizenship away from anyone that opposes it and in that way they can tell the international community these people are illegally in Bahrain,” the analyst added.
Dozens of Bahrainis including politicians, academics and civilians both at home and abroad have been also deprived of their citizenship.
“They are only fooling themselves because the international community knows this is an illegal corrupt regime. It is a corrupt regime without legitimacy. The people want democracy. The people want power to rise up from the people,” Cavell further said.
The Manama regime has adopted oppressive measures to silence the people demanding an end to monarchy in the country.
The Saudi-backed Manama regime has detained hundreds of anti-government activists as part of its brutal crackdown on popular dissent.
Scores of people have been killed and hundreds of others injured in the Manama regime’s crackdown on peaceful anti-regime rallies since 2011.