Breaking News

Asia Today ISSN 1861-4604 Friday, October 19, 2018


Bahraini Regime Forces Arrest 32 People in 24 Hours

Bahraini troops stormed Sitra Island

Share on Facebook September 28, 2016, Reporter : Big News Network, Reader : 600


TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Bahraini forces have reportedly arrested at least 32 people during separate raids on a number of houses across the kingdom in the past 24 hours as the ruling Al Khalifah regime intensities its heavy-handed crackdown on political dissidents.> Big News Network

Bahraini troops stormed Sitra Island, located five kilometers south of the capital, Manama, broke into some 50 homes and violently searched them, causing excessive property damage before detaining 21 young men, Press TV cited Arabic-language Lualua television as reporting.

Elsewhere in the village of Buri, located about 13 kilometers southwest of Manama, Bahraini forces raided a number of houses and ransacked them. They later arrested a total of 11 youths.

Local sources noted that the incidents took place as regime soldiers did not have a search or arrest warrant with them.

On Tuesday, Enas Oun, the head of the Monitoring and Documentation Department at the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, said Bahraini courts issued prison sentences against 15 citizens last week, and sentenced them to a total of 140 years in jail.

She added that three of the defendants were sentenced to life in prison.

Oun further noted that 24 peaceful rallies were staged in 17 regions across Bahrain over the past week; and three of the demonstrations were ruthlessly suppressed by regime forces.

The human rights activist's remarks came on the same day that Bahraini forces attacked a group of anti-regime protesters in the village of Eker, and fired tear gas canisters to disperse the crowd.

Thousands of anti-regime protesters have held numerous demonstrations in Bahrain on an almost daily basis ever since a popular uprising began in the kingdom on February 14, 2011.

They are demanding that the Al Khalifah dynasty relinquish power and a just system representing all Bahrainis be established.

Manama has spared no effort to clamp down on the dissent and rights activists. Scores of people have lost their lives and hundreds of others sustained injuries or got arrested as a result of Al Khalifah regime's crackdown on anti-regime activists.

More Euro Asia news of the month

Photos Bahrainis Continue Anti-Regime Rallies in Solidarity with Sheikh Qassim

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Bahraini people from all walks of life, once again, poured into the streets in various cities to condemn the Al...

Photos US, Britain Directly Involved in Crackdown on Bahrainis: Opposition Figure

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A senior official with Bahraini opposition group the Islamic Action Society slammed the US and British governments for...

Photos Bahraini king says only a matter of time before Arab states align with Israel

MANAMA, Bahrain - This week's designation by the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) of Hezbollah as a terrorist group is seen as part of...

Photos Bahrainis rally against Saudi airstrikes on Yemen

Dozens of protesters have staged separate demonstrations across Bahrain to express their resentment over the ongoing Saudi military...

Photos HM the King praises Britain’s role in maintaining regional security

Manama, Feb. 11. (BNA) - His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa received at Al Sakhir Palace today Chief of the Naval staff of the...

Photos Bahrain clerci’s arrest impulsive, imprudent: Iran official

A senior Iranian official has hit out at the Manama regime for apprehending Bahraini opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman, describing his...

Photos Clashes break out outside Bahrain opposition leader’s home

Clashes have broken out between police in Bahrain and anti-regime demonstrators protesting against the prolonged detention of the...

Photos Bahrain , Azerbaijan sign military co-op plan

Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.26 By Ilkin Izzet – Trend: A military cooperation plan was signed during the visit of Azerbaijani Defense...

Photos Activist gets jail for tearing Bahrain king’s photo

MANAMA, Bahrain - A Bahraini court has sentenced Zainab Al Khwaja to three years in prison for insulting the king after she tore up his...

Flying Reimagined

Stock Index

Friday, October 19, 2018

Life Style

Photo Gallery