Opposition Group Deplores Manama’s Harsh Measures in Sitra
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Bahrain’s main opposition movement, al-Wefaq National Islamic Society lashed out at Manama regime for its harsh punitive measures in Sitra Island, south of the capital.
Bahraini regime forces are reportedly carrying out a house-to-house search following the deaths of two policemen in a bombing on the tiny island.
Authorities have arrested a number of people and placed the country under a security lockdown.
In a statement published on its website, al-Wefaq condemned the move, and said, “What is happening in Sitra Island... is an organized collective punishment.”
“The collective punishment in Sitra must be stopped immediately,” the Bahraini movement said.
Al-Wefaq said Bahraini regime forces have taken excessive oppressive measures against the Bahrainis on the island, Press TV reported.
Bahrain’s main opposition group also expressed concern about the crackdown on the residents in Sitra, saying the Al Khalifa regime is depriving the citizens of their basic rights.
“The situation raises concern as it represents a violation to the basic and fundamental humanitarian rights of the citizens,” the statement said.