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23 February 2019 - 13:14
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An independent human rights group said the Bahraini regime has revoked the citizenship of dozens of people since the beginning of the current year as the ruling Al Khalifah dynasty continues with its crackdown on human rights activists and pro-democracy campaigners in the kingdom.

RNA - The UK-based Salam for Democracy and Human Rights announced in a post published on its official Twitter page that the Manama regime has stripped 40 people of their citizenship since January, Bahrain Mirror news website reported.

The report added that the figure brings to 840 the number of political dissidents, who have lost their nationality since 2012.

Thousands of anti-regime protesters have held demonstrations in Bahrain on an almost daily basis ever since a popular uprising began in the country in mid-February 2011. They are demanding that the Al Khalifah regime relinquish power and allow a just system representing all Bahrainis to be established.

Manama has gone to great lengths to clamp down on any sign of dissent. In early March 2011, troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were deployed to assist Bahrain in its crackdown.

Scores of people have lost their lives and hundreds of others sustained injuries or got arrested as a result of the Al Khalifah regime’s crackdown.

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