Bahraini security forces attack protesters in Shia villages

 

Bahraini security forces fired tear gas at peaceful protesters in a number of Shia villages on Monday night.

Toxic smoke engulfed the streets of Bahrain’s Karzakan, Maameer, and Eker as police attempted to disperse demonstrators. 

Meanwhile, other parts of the kingdom witnessed more peaceful scenes with protesters marching in small groups, denouncing the persecution of Bahrain’s Shia majority and the regime’s brutal crackdown on dissent. 

In the village of Sanabis, which sits on the outskirts of the capital Manama, protesters also expressed their outrage over the rising number of female detainees in Bahraini jails. 

Last month, the Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) recorded the arrest of 11 women who were detained for exercising their right to free speech and freedom of assembly. 

According to the rights group, members of the country’s security apparatus committed “shocking crimes” against the women, violating local laws and customs.

 

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