Activist: Bahraini Nation Calls for Law-Abiding Government
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A prominent Bahraini political leader said people of his country are after reform in the political structure of the Persian Gulf state, with an emphasis on establishment of a law-abiding government.
“We demand change in the country’s political structure from a dictatorial regime to a law-abiding government,” Hadi al-Musawi, an official with Bahrain's main opposition group, al-Wefaq, told Tasnim today.
The Bahraini activist also noted that government in a law-abiding political structure should be formed through elections and “bring security for the entire citizens” in the Arab country.
Al-Musawi further rejected recent claims by some analysts that demonstrators in Bahrain are pursuing sectarian objectives, and added, “The shift in the country’s political structure is requested by all sections of the society…with different political leanings.”
The country was rocked by massive popular protests in 2011. Although the government, backed by Saudi Arabia, managed to suppress the protests very quickly, security forces continue to attack peaceful protesters who want an and to the rule of Al Khalife royal dynasty.
Tens of protesters have been killed in Bahrain since anti-regime protests erupted in February 2011, according to the International Federation for Human Rights.
Young protesters frequently take to the streets in Manama and villages surrounding the capital.