Monday, June 25, 2012

The oppression of the Al Khalifa regime and the Tekad People of Bahrain

Bahraini protesters held a grand demonstration in the al-Gharbiyah region on Saturday (23/6) to defend the ulamas and revolutionary leaders in the country. The demonstration was held on call for the February 14 Coalition as a defender of the revolution.

In a statement released by the coalition it was stated that unity and movement behind the ulama and national leaders was the only solution to liberate Bahrain from the oppression of the despotic regime, Al Khalifa.

The February 14 coalition again demanded the people of Bahrain to maintain unity and continue the struggle against the Manama regime to achieve its right to determine their own future.

Protests in the al-Gharbiyah region were held to protest the security forces that wounded Sheikh Ali Salman, Secretary General al-Wefaq, during a demonstration two days ago. When Bahrainis rallied on Friday (22/6), suddenly security forces attacked protesters and wounded Sheikh Ali Salman. Suddenly the incident drew criticism from various popular groups, political and revolutionary organizations of Bahrain.

Although the attack on religious leaders and national leaders of Bahrain was not the first time, it seems, every people's struggle and their anger towards the Al Khalifa regime increased, the regime's crimes and brutality were also increasingly sadistic.

Since the revival of the Bahraini people erupted in February 2011, the Al Khalifa regime thought it could prevent widespread popular anger and extinguish the fire of revolution by violence, murder and arrest. But it turns out the opposite, the struggle of the people of Bahrain to be free from the oppression of the Al Khalifa family actually increases. They demand reform of the Bahrain political system.

More than a year since the resurrection in Bahrain broke out, the Al Khalifa regime has never stopped committing crimes against the people and political groups in the country. Even though they protested the Manama government and demanded their legal rights in a peaceful manner.

The Al Khalifa regime uses various ways to suppress the resurgence of the people, including arrest, torture, and termination of employment in government agencies and intimidation and terror.

Bahraini security forces also use toxic tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse peaceful demonstrators. Evidence, reports and acknowledgments from Bahraini human rights institutions show that over the past year, human rights violations by the Al Khalifa regime increased from previous years. At the same time, international institutions claiming world human rights defenders are only silent about the crime of the Bahraini regime, as if they have turned a blind eye to Al Khalifa's brutality.

Many political experts believe that if the United States and countries on the coast of the Persian Gulf do not support the Al Khalifa regime, then this regime will not be able to survive the wave of popular revival and not be able to do the oppression as it is today.

Since March 2011, Saudi Arabia has sent around 1000 military personnel with complete war equipment such as tanks to Bahrain to help the Manama regime crush the country's people. The US also supplies weapons needed by the Bahraini military.

There is no doubt that all crimes, killings and crackdowns on the people of Bahrain got the green light from America. However, the people of the country, especially the ulama and political leaders did not feel the slightest fear of all forms of oppression and threats, even they were determined to continue the struggle until the ideals of the revolution were achieved so that justice in the country was realized.

IRIB / The Truth Seeker Media

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