|code: 315697||Date: 2012/05/16 - 22:24||source: Press TV|
Anti-govt. protesters block roads in Bahrain amid regime crackdown
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Security forces attacked the protesters in several villages on Tuesday night.
They fired teargas and rubber bullets to disperse the protesters in the villages of Sitra and Dair. They also arrested several youngsters in Dar Kulaib.
The latest developments come as the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is set to discuss Bahrain’s rights record in the upcoming session of its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group in Geneva.
The UPR is a UNHRC mechanism to examine the human rights records of all UN member states. The Working Group on the UPR is to hold its 13th session from May 21 to June 4.
On Monday, Bahraini forces once again attacked anti-regime demonstrators in the capital, using teargas canisters and rubber bullets against the protesters.
The demonstrators were chanting slogans against the ruling Al Khalifa family and calling for the release of political prisoners in the country. They also condemned the US support for the regime’s ongoing oppressive campaign against anti-government protesters.