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Bahraini authorities removing Ashura displays

With this year’s Ashura commemorations just around the corner, Bahraini security forces are once again engaging in the forcible removal of all displays associated with the occasion. 

 

 

With this year’s Ashura commemorations just around the corner, Bahraini security forces are once again engaging in the forcible removal of all displays associated with the occasion. 

On Thursday, police cars roamed the streets of Bahrain’s Diraz and Sitra Island, removing black flags and Ashura slogans. 

Since the start of Bahrain’s popular uprising in 2011, Manama has enforced tighter restrictions on Ashura commemorations for the country’s Shiite majority. 

Separately, Prominent rights campaigners Brian Dooley, Andrew Anderson and Sam Walton are urging Ali Mushaima and Zainab Al-Khawaja to end their hunger strike outside the Bahraini embassy in London. 

“The medical reports suggest that they are in real danger,” a statement signed by three reads. “We call on them to end their fasts before irreparable damage is done to their bodies.”

 

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