100 Bahraini Political Prisoners to Send to Saudi Jails

100 Bahraini Political Prisoners to Send to Saudi Jails
Wed Jul 22, 2015 14:45:44

Bahraini Foreign Ministry revealed that Manama wants to send political prisoners to Saudi Arabia under a secret plan, Al-Alam News Network reports.

"The Bahraini government intends to transfer 100 political prisoners, including 20 women, to Saudi prisons at the request of the kingdom's intelligence ministry," an informed source in the Bahrain's foreign ministry, who asked to remain unnamed for the sensitive nature of his information, told Al-Alam News Network on Tuesday.

The source noted that the Bahraini regime has even agreed that these prisoners be tortured by the Saudi intelligence ministry during the interrogations.

ON July 13, a prominent Bahraini political activist rapped the Arab Union and its allies for keeping mum on the suppression of popular protests in the tiny Persian Gulf country, describing it as shameful.

"The dissident political activists in Bahrain seek to start a revolution and they lambast the Arab Union and its allies' shameful silence on the continued suppression of the Bahraini nation," Esmayeel al-Alawi told Al-Alam News Network.

He expressed regret that the al-Khalifa regime is now insulting the Bahrainis and their sanctities and this has caused increased protests by the Bahraini nation who do not accept to retreat from their position.

Anti-regime protesters have been holding demonstrations on the streets of Bahrain since mid-February 2011, calling for the Al Khalifa family to relinquish power.

The ongoing heavy-handed crackdown on peaceful demonstrations has left scores of Bahrainis dead and hundreds of others injured.

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