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Bahrainis hold demonstrations against Al Khalifa

al khalifaBahraini demonstrators have once again taken to the streets in several towns and villages to protest against the Al Khalifa regime.

The protesters chanted slogans against the regime and called for the immediate release of political prisoners.

A new release of US Defense Department’s documents revealed that Washington has been providing the Al Khalifa regime with weapons and combat vehicle parts.

The United States has also been giving Manama communications equipment, Blackhawk helicopters, and a missile system.

The Bahraini regime has arrested many activists, politicians and medical personnel over the past months.

Recently, Bahrain’s highest court upheld jail terms and life sentences to dozens of activists, a move vehemently denounced by human rights groups.

The Bahraini uprising began in February 2011. The regime promptly launched a brutal crackdown on the protests and called in forces from neighboring Persian Gulf states to help quell the demonstrations.

Bahraini protesters say they will continue holding demonstrations until their demands for the establishment of a democratically elected government and an end to violations of rights are met.

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