Bahrainis rally to demand release of political prisoners

 

Hundreds of Bahrainis held rallies across the country to call for the release of political prisoners.

According to Mira’at al-Bahrain website, they chanted slogans that condemn the authorities for its continued crackdown on dissent.

They condemned the authorities for jailing people, especially women, for political reasons and demanded the release of all political prisoners.

Bahrain has witnessed peaceful protests against the systematic abuse of the Shia population and discrimination against them since 2011.

Manama has responded to the protests with lethal force, which has drawn international criticism. Scores of people have lost their lives and hundreds of others sustained injuries or got arrested as a result of the Al Khalifa regime’s crackdown.

Bahraini authorities have also detained human rights campaigners, broken up major opposition political parties and revoked the nationality of several activists.

 

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