Bahraini forces fire tear gas at protesters | The Shia Post | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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The Bahraini police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the protesters.

Scores of Bahraini activists have been placed behind bars across the country, which is supported by a number of Western countries, particularly the United States and Britain, despite its appalling human rights record.

Moreover, lengthy prison sentences imposed on political activists come in conjunction with acquittals of the police officers and troops who killed protesters in the brutal crackdown against peaceful protests on February 14, 2011.

Many prisoners continue to complain of torture and assault during their detention and interrogation to coerce them into making false confessions.

Since mid-February 2011, thousands of pro-democracy protesters have held numerous demonstrations on the streets of Bahrain, calling for the Al Khalifa royal family to relinquish power...."