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06 September 2017 - 21:26
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Rasa - Bahraini security forces carried out a large-scale operation against opposition activists which resulted in a number of arrests in Sanabis and al-Barhama.
The undated photo shows Bahraini troops dressed in heavy riot gear as they take a teenage boy into detention during anti-regime protests.

RNA - During the operation, a male pilgrim returning from Hajj was also taken into custody at the King Fahd Causeway exit, Al Waght reported.

 

Activists said that the authorities arrested Jassim Abdulhassan Ramadan after raiding his house. Meanwhile, the house raids in the Sanabis area led to the arrests of Sami Mushaima's brother Abbas, Ahmed al-Muhraqi, Mohammed Khalaf, Ahmad Radhi, Abdullah al-Asafra, Sayed Sadeq Sayed Jaafar, Issa Hassan, Sayed Hussein Sayed Hadi.

 

On a similar note, Bahraini security authorities arrested Ahmad Abdul Jalil from the Muqabah area, through the King Fahd Causeway, during his return from Hajj.

 

Meanwhile, the siege imposed on the home of Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, the highest Shiite Islam religious authority in Bahrain entered its fourth month this week, while Bahrain's National Security Agency, which the King gave the green light to make more arrests by a royal decree issued in early 2017, carried out a series of summonses and acts of torture.

 

The NSA even had the audacity to torture one of the most prominent lawyers and legal advisors in the country, Ibrahim Sarhan. Sarhan. This prominent lawyer revealed the extent of the brutal torture inflicted on him for defending political prisoners. The latest arrests come after hundreds of Bahrainis protested in different areas across the tiny Persian Gulf monarchy over the weekend, demanding that the authorities lift the house arrest imposed on spiritual leader of the Shiite majority, Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim.

 

On a related note, three Bahraini human rights organizations issued a report entitled "Chambers of Death", which was widely received by both the human rights and media communities, having successfully and accurately documented the crimes of the national security agency, grabbing the attention of major media agencies around the world.

 

Anti-regime protests have been held in Bahrain on an almost daily basis ever since a popular Islamic Awakening uprising began in the country in 2011. The Al Khalifa regime has used an iron fist to silence dissent.

 

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