240 Bahraini activists arrested in May 2013

240 Bahraini activists arrested in May 2013
Fri Jun 7, 2013 12:04:05

Bahraini regime has arrested more than 240 people including three women as well as 19 children during police raids in May, 2013, Al-Alam reported.

According to Bahrain’s main opposition group, al-Wefaq, Al Khalifa regime forces made at least 291 attacks to civilians’ houses within the same period of time.

At least 47 activists were injured during the clashes and 25 others have gained sever torture
for participation in demonstrations held in May, al-Wefaq added.

Earlier, Bahraini regime forces also raided the house of prominent Shia Muslim cleric Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Ahmed Qassim.

Security forces reportedly broke the doors of Sheikh Qassim’s house in the northwestern village of Diraz and vandalized his property.

Last week, Bahraini forces attacked the funeral procession of a man identified as Omran al-Seyed who died after inhaling toxic tear gas used by regime forces in the village of Karzakan.

The Bahraini revolution began in mid-February 2011, when the people, inspired by the popular revolutions that toppled the dictators of Tunisia and Egypt, started holding massive demonstrations.

The Bahraini government promptly launched a brutal crackdown on the peaceful protests and called in Saudi-led Arab forces from neighboring states.