Bahraini Forces Raid Headquarters of Opposition Party
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The headquarters of Bahrain's main opposition party, al-Wefag, was raided by Al Khalifa regime's security forces on Wednesday, media reports said.
Bahraini regime forces raided the headquarters of the county’s main opposition party, al-Wefaq, in the capital, Manama.
On Wednesday, the regime forces attacked the building located in Manama’s Qufool area at 1:35 pm local time (1035 GMT).
This came after al-Wefaq National Islamic Society said that it is going to continue its boycott of a national dialogue over the Al Khalifa regime’s unending crackdown on dissents, Press TV reported.
In a statement issued on Sunday, the group had said that the recent release of one of its high-ranking officials was not enough to justify a return to the national dialogue.
On October 24, a Bahraini court ordered the release of Khalil al-Marzooq, the deputy secretary-general of al-Wefaq.
Marzooq was charged with “inciting terrorism and promoting acts that constitute crimes of terrorism” in the Persian Gulf nation. He has rejected the charges.
Since mid-February 2011, thousands of pro-democracy protesters have held 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 the United Arab Emirates invaded the country to assist the Bahraini government in its crackdown on peaceful protesters.
According to local sources, tens of people have been killed and hundreds arrested.
Physicians for Human Rights says doctors and nurses have been detained, tortured, or disappeared because they have "evidence of atrocities committed by the authorities, security forces, and riot police" in the crackdown on anti-government protesters.
Protesters say they will continue to hold anti-regime demonstrations until their demand for the establishment of a democratically elected government and an end to rights violations are met.