SHAFAQNA – I n Bahrain Anti-regime protesters have staged rallies to show support for jailed activists in the country’s notorious Jaw prison. Protesters took to the streets on the island city of Sitra and also in the village of Ma’ameer, which is the country’s industrial hub, in solidarity with the prisoners. On Tuesday, sources close to Bahrain’s opposition revealed that regime security forces had attacked inmates at Jaw prison and injured dozens of the jailed activists. Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society said the crackdown came after security forces attacked visitors, who were trying to see their relatives inside the prison, which is located in a remote area south of the capital, Manama.
Al-Wefaq added that the regime is putting the lives of the prisoners at risk to take revenge from them for the expression of their inalienable rights and political ideas. The families of the victims have confirmed the incident at the facility. Messages on social media said two inmates, namely Jameel Abdel-Ghani and Ali Hussein Abdel-Nabi, were beaten severely by the regime forces.
The notorious Jaw prison is Bahrain’s main detention facility and is where the regime holds hundreds of people, merely for participating in the peaceful anti-monarchy protests and voicing their demands. Meanwhile, in the capital, Manama, protesters burned tires and blocked roads. Elsewhere, security forces clashed with protesters in the village of Dumistan on Tuesday night.
Since mid-February 2011, thousands of anti-regime protesters have held numerous, almost daily, demonstrations on the streets of Bahrain, calling for the Al Khalifa family to relinquish power. Many people have been killed and hundreds of others injured and arrested in the crackdown on peaceful demonstrations since 2011.
Source : Press TV