Saturday, January 26, 2013

Bahraini Opposition Leader: Time Ripe for Al-Khalifa's Collapse

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior leader of the February 14 Coalition opposition group in Bahrain said people are resolved to continue protests against the al-Khalifa rulers and the regime is on the brink of collapse.

"It is now the time that the idol of Bahrain and al-Khalifa dictatorship as the US puppet in the Persian Gulf gets shattered and Bahrain's future government be formed and established again with the presence of all political and religious spectrums in the election," Sheikh Issa bin Ali al-Jamri told FNA on Saturday.

He said that despite all the medieval-like tortures and suppression of protestors by the al-Khalifa regime, the Bahraini people are steadfast in their move for changing their country's ruling system and materializing all their goals.

Anti-government protesters have been holding peaceful demonstrations across Bahrain since mid-February 2011, calling for an end to the Al Khalifa dynasty's over-40-year rule.

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 to help Manama crack down on peaceful protestors.

So far, tens of people have been killed, hundreds have gone missing and more than 1,000 others have been injured.

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