Families of slain Bahrainis want Manama to return bodies of loved ones



The families of the activists killed by Bahraini security forces last week have called on the Bahraini authorities to return the bodies of their loved ones.

The bereaved families issued a statement on Saturday, slamming the Bahraini authorities’ refusal to return the bodies as violation of religious and human values as well as legal and ethical rights.

The statement stressed that the families of the victims will spare no effort to restore their rights legally.

On May 23, Bahraini forces raided the village of Diraz, which has been under a military siege for almost a year, and stormed into the home of Sheikh Isa Qassim, the spiritual leader of Bahrain's Shia majority.

Bahraini forces killed at least five demonstrators, wounded dozens and arrested over 280 people during the crackdown.


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