Bahrain protests against Al Khalifa regime, calls for reforms

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SHAFAQNA – The demonstrations were held in the capital Manama and some other cities and villages after Friday prayers.

Condemning the regime’s harsh crackdown on dissent, the protesters insisted on their demands for reforms and equality in the Persian Gulf kingdom.

Amnesty International and other rights groups have repeatedly censured the Bahraini regime for its human rights abuses against opposition activists and anti-government protesters.

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

Bahraini regime forces, backed by Saudi troops, have cracked down on the protesters, killing scores of them. A large number of Bahraini activists are also languishing behind bars.

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