Al-Wefaq: Bahraini Regime Seeks to Disintegrate Society
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Secretary General of Bahrain’s al-Wefaq party Ali Salman lambasted the Al Khalifa regime for its plans to disintegrate the society, and urged the Bahraini nation to safeguard the trend of revolution.
“The (Al Khalifa) regime tries to disintegrate the society and eliminate unity. Any effort for unity between Shiite and Sunni is faced with the regime’s opposition,” Slaman pointed out.
The opposition leader also urged the Bahraini protesters to keep up efforts to advance the nation’s revolution, and stressed that “arrest and martyrdom” should not stop the revolution.
Emphasizing on peaceful moves in Bahrain, Salman reiterated that while the regime has resorted to crackdown and security measures, the opponents have not been involved in violence.
Since mid-February 2011, thousands of pro-democracy protesters have staged 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 some other neighboring Arab countries invaded the country to assist the Bahraini government in its crackdown on peaceful protesters.
A new release of US Defense Department’s documents also revealed that Washington has been providing the Al Khalifa regime with weapons and combat vehicle parts.
Recently, Bahrain’s highest court upheld jail terms and life sentences for dozens of activists.
Despite the foreign-backed clampdown, the Bahraini regime has failed to stop the demonstrations that continue on an almost daily basis.