Bahraini Protesters Stage Rally South Of Manama

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Above photo: Bahraini protestors hold up a placard featuring jailed political activists in a demonstration in the village of Aali, south of Manama, on November 1, 2013.

Bahraini protesters have staged another demonstration against the Al Khalifa regime in the village of Aali, south of the capital Manama.

On Friday, the protesters shouted anti-regime slogans and called for democracy in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom.

They also demanded the freedom of protesters detained by the regime.

Meanwhile, Bahrain’s main opposition party, al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, censured the regime for raiding its headquarters on Wednesday.

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, scores 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.