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Bahrain forces attack anti-regime rally with teargas canisters, rubber bullets

bahrain fireBahraini security forces have attacked demonstrators protesting the Al Khalifa regime’s ongoing crackdown on peaceful protests,
The Saudi-backed forces also fired teargas canisters and rubber bullets at rallying crowd in the village of Mugaba near Manama on Friday.

Villagers were out on the streets in solidarity with political prisoners and those prosecuted by the regime. Similar protests were also held in several other villages and towns.

Since a popular revolution began in Bahrain in mid-February 2011, scores have been killed, many of them under torture while in custody, and thousands more detained.

Bahraini authorities have also dismissed hundreds of people from their jobs for taking part in peaceful anti-regime demonstrations.

A report, published by the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry in November 2011, found that the Al Khalifa regime had used excessive force in the crackdown on protests, criticizing Manama for torturing political activists, politicians, and protesters.

Bahrainis say they will continue to hold anti-regime demonstrations until their demands for the establishment of a democratically-elected government and an end to rights violations are met.

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