Pakistanis want their gov’t to condemn Bahraini regime atrocities

Pakistanis want their gov’t to condemn Bahraini regime atrocities
Thu Mar 20, 2014 19:40:18

Pakistani protesters have poured into the streets in thousands to condemn an ongoing visit by Bahraini King Hamad Al Khalifa to their country. The protest was organized by the Majlis Wahdat ul-Muslimeen, which is the country’s largest Islamic organization.

The demonstrators chanted slogans against the Al Khalifa regime, and urged Islamabad to remember the Bahraini King’s role in the killing of many Shia Muslims during the uprising there.

The protesters also called on the government not to expand its ties with the Persian Gulf monarchy.

Manama has been recruiting former soldiers and policemen from Pakistan at a steady rate to strengthen the government's forces.

Pakistani and Saudi forces have played a major rule in suppressing anti-government protests in Bahrain since the beginning of unrest in the Persian Gulf country.

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) has repeatedly said that the Pakistani recruits have behaved with a heavy hand toward demonstrators.

Since mid-February 2011, thousands of pro-democracy protesters have held numerous demonstrations in the streets of Bahrain, calling for the Al Khalifa royal family to relinquish power.

On March 14, 2011, troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates invaded the country to assist the Bahraini government in its crackdown on peaceful protesters.

Scores of people have been killed and hundreds arrested.

The Bahraini regime has widely been condemned for violation of human rights, especially torturing prisoners which has led to several deaths.


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