6/01/2011

Bahrainis to stage fresh protests



(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Bahrain Center for Human Rights stated on Tuesday that anti-government protests will enter a new stage on June 1.
The rights center also said that King Hamad has announced June 1 as the day when the 'state of national safety' will be lifted.
On March 15, the Bahraini King declared a state of national safety to tighten security in the Middle Eastern country.
Since the beginning of anti-government protests across Bahrain in mid-February, regime forces, backed by Saudi army troops, have abducted many people, including opposition activists, journalists, teachers, students, doctors, and nurses, and have also destroyed dozens of mosques.
Scores of people have been killed and many more arrested in the Saudi-backed crackdown on peaceful protests in Bahrain.
Despite the brutal state violence against protesters, which has been widely verified and reported by international human rights organizations and media, the United States and its Western allies have kept silent on the major rights violations of Bahrain's government.
Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have criticized the Bahraini government for its brutal crackdown on civilians.