Regime Forces Attack Bahraini Protesters in Diraz (+Video)

Regime Forces Attack Bahraini Protesters in Diraz (+Video)

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Bahraini regime forces on Sunday fired tear gas canisters to disperse dozens of demonstrators, who were out on the streets in protest at the ruling Al Khalifa’s execution of three young activists.

The demonstrators took to the streets in the northwestern village of Diraz, situated about 12 kilometers west of the capital Manama, on Sunday to voice their outrage at the execution of three activists.

Violence broke out when regime forces intervened and fired tear gas canisters at the protesting crowd.

The towns of Bilad al-Qadeem and al-Daih were scenes of similar rallies on Sunday as well.

Bahrain on Sunday executed three anti-regime activists over their alleged role in a 2014 bomb attack, amid widespread public anger against the death verdicts.

The rallies began on Saturday and lasted into Sunday when the outraged public marched across the capital Manama and the northeastern villages of Nuwaidrat and al-Dair after the morning prayers.

On January 9, Bahrain’s Court of Cassation upheld the death penalties given to Sami Mushaima, Abbas Jamil Tahir al-Sami’ and Ali Abdulshahid al-Singace over allegations of killing a member of Emirati forces who had been assisting Manama in its suppression of Bahraini protesters in the northern village of al-Daih back in March 2014. Seven other convicts have also been sentenced to life in prison in the case.

The defendants had denied the charges.

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