Middle East

Bahrainis urge release of prisoners

bahrain prisionersBahraini demonstrators have once again held rallies in several villages to demand the release of political prisoners and the pullout of the Saudi forces from their country.

Despite the government crackdown on protests, peaceful Bahraini demonstrators took to the streets on Monday to continue voicing their demands. 

Thousands of protesters poured into the streets in the villages of Sitra, A’ali, Sanabis and several other locations on Sunday, calling for the downfall of the Al Khalifa regime. 

Anti-government protesters have been holding protest rallies in Bahrain since mid-February. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates deployed military forces to Bahrain in mid-March to assist the Manama government in its brutal crackdown on the popular protests. 

Scores of people have been killed and hundreds more arrested in Bahrain since mid-February. Numerous protesters have also been detained and transferred to unknown locations during the brutal onslaught on protesters. 

Amnesty International has condemned the brutal crackdown on peaceful protests and detention of Bahraini demonstrators. 

According to the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, there are currently over 1,000 political detainees inside the Middle Eastern country. 

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