6/11/2012

Bahraini al-Khalifa forces raid house of al-Wefaq leader 'Sheikh Ali Salman'

((Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Bahraini regime forces have raided the house of Sheikh Ali Salman, the leader of the country's main opposition group, al-Wefaq, in a village near the capital, Manama.

The incident took place as thousands of Bahraini protesters were holding an anti-regime demonstration outside Salman's house. The exact date of the incident, however, has not been announced.

Al-Wefaq has organized many anti-government demonstrations in Bahrain since the beginning of the revolution in February 2011.

The Manama regime forces have been cracking down on the protests ever since.

An 80-year-old Bahraini female recently died due to the inhalation of toxic tear gas fired by the regime forces.

On June 9, regime forces used tear gas against demonstrators in Manama.

Meanwhile, witnesses said a number of protesters were injured when Bahraini police attacked protesters in several other towns a day earlier.

Bahraini demonstrators hold King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa responsible for the death of protesters during the popular uprising.