Bahrain cracks down on Formula One protesters

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Bahrain
Saturday, 15 April 2017

Security forces in Bahrain have cracked down hard on people protesting the country’s hosting of the Formula One race, which they say serves to distract world attention away from the government’s large-scale rights violations.

Protest rallies took place in the Bilad al-Qadeem suburb of the capital, Manama, the western Nuwaidrat Village, as well as on the Sitra Island, likewise situated in the country’s west, on Thursday, according to the Sitra Media network.

Security forces were deployed to all protest sites and attacked the demonstrators to break up the rallies, according to the network, which reports on political and human rights activism in Bahrain and the authorities’ treatment of the campaigners.

Pictures were also circulated across social media showing protesters burning the race’s tickets.

The Bahraini regime is notorious for its lack of tolerance of political opposition and exercising discrimination against the country’s Shia majority.

The government’s unremitting abuses prompted a popular uprising in 2011. Manama has been quelling all the protests ever since, killing scores of protesters in the process. The regime has destroyed a square in the capital that had turned into an icon of the uprising. It has also dissolved opposition bodies.

Human rights organizations and rights activists say Bahrain’s move to host Forumla One worked to deflect attention from its ongoing draconian treatment of dissent. Earlier in the month, four rights bodies wrote to the Formula One management, urging it to call off the upcoming Grand Prix.

“Concerted and visible action is now required from Formula One, consistent with its commitment to human rights,” the letter read. “We call on you to suspend this year’s race in view of the alarming situation in the country.”

Rating: 5 Read 249 times

Leave a comment

Shia Genocide Report 2016

Shia Genocide Report 2016 - Shia Killing in Pakistan 2016

Fall of ISIS in Aleppo

Halab Syria - News

Featured Video

Like our Facebook


Connet With Us

Largest Portal of Shia News from allover the World | Pakistan News - Iran News - Resistance News - Saudi Arabia News


Contact Us

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.