Iranian MP: Al-Khalifa Seeking to Push Bahraini Nation out of Political Scene
TEHRAN (FNA)- An Iranian legislator blamed the Bahraini regime for violating human and civil rights by killing opposition members, saying that the regime aims to prevent public determination of their fate.
Iranian Parliament Presiding Board member Hossein Sobhaninia said on Friday that the Bahraini regime has violated the very basic civil rights of its citizens by killing the Shiites, and added that the Al-Khalifa rulers are seeking to remove the community from the political scene.
He pointed to the killing of Bahrainis and the siege of the village of al-Eker by the Bahraini regime forces and said the slaughter of children and women in Bahrain will be registered in the black record of the so-called advocates of human rights.
Anti-government protesters have been holding peaceful demonstrations across Bahrain since mid-February 2011, calling for an end to the al-Khalifa dynasty.
Violence against the defenseless people escalated after a Saudi-led conglomerate of police, security and military forces from the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) member states - Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar - were dispatched to the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom on March 13, 2011, to help Manama crack down on peaceful protestors.
After the escalation of uprisings in Bahrain, tens of protesters have been killed by al-Khalifa's security forces, hundreds have gone missing and thousands of others have been injured.
Police clampdown on protesters continues daily. Authorities have tried to stop organized protests by opposition parties over the past months by refusing to license them and using tear gas on those who turn up.
The opposition coalition wants full powers for the elected parliament and a cabinet fully answerable to parliament.