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Bahraini regime forces attack 311 houses: al-Wefaq

Bahrain’s main opposition al-Wefaq party says Saudi-backed security forces have attacked hundreds of bahrain flagcivilian homes across the country over the past two months.

Sayed Hadi al-Mousawi, the head of al-Wefaq’s Department of Human Rights and Civil Liberties announced the news at a press conference on Monday.

The recurrent assault on civilian houses is in clear contradiction of pledges made by the government to investigate assaults by a number of security forces against on people’s houses.

Moussawi also said the regime forces recently attacked two Shia clerics in the towns of Sitra and Diraz and forced them to take off their turbans.

In 2011, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa admitted to the use of “excessive force” by his regime forces against the protesters, and promised to make reforms that would “satisfy” all parties in the country.

This came after a report issued by the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) confirmed regime forces had used “excessive force, including the extraction of forced confessions against detainees.”

They “resorted to the use of unnecessary and excessive force, terror-inspiring behavior and unnecessary damage to property,” according to the BICI report.

The committee also accused the interior ministry and security services of following “a systematic practice of physical and psychological mistreatment, which amounted in many cases to torture, with respect to a large number of detainees.”

Despite the BICI findings and international criticism of the humanitarian situation in Bahrain, the ruling Al Khalifa regime continues the violent crackdown of popular protests demanding the downfall of the monarchy.


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