Bahraini protesters clash with regime forces

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Bahrain
Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Tensions are still simmering in Bahrain. Fresh clashes have broken out between regime forces and protesters angry at the recent execution of three activists.

Local media reported on Wednesday that police and anti-regime protesters faced off overnight in the villages of Akr and al-Nuwaidrat.

The demonstrators were chanting slogans against the Al Khalifah ruling dynasty when police intervened to disperse them.

Meanwhile, Bahraini troops raided several homes and arrested a number of activists.

On January 15, Bahrain executed Abbas al-Samea, 27, Sami Mushaima, 42, and Ali al-Singace, 21, by firing squad. The killings came a week after the Court of Cassation upheld death sentences against the trio over the killing three policemen, including an Emirati officer, in the northern village of al-Daih back in March 2014.

The three had denied the charges.

Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch has also expressed worries that two more Bahraini activists are also at imminent risk of execution.

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