PRESS TV - Interview with Nada Hashwi, political scientist from Beirut:
"Thousands of protesters in Bahrain have been holding peaceful anti-government demonstrations since mid-February, demanding an end to the rule of the Al Khalifa dynasty in the tiny Persian Gulf sheikdom."
"The United Nations today demanded the release of Bahraini civilians who may have been arrested during recent anti-Government protests merely for exercising their rights to freedom of speech, and called for civilian trials for those whose cases go forward."
"A spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has warned that the situation in Bahrain remains 'tense and unpredictable' as the Manama regime continues its brutal crackdown on peaceful demonstrations."
"Bahrain will dismiss charges against some people detained during crackdowns against Shiite-led protests and allow compensation to prisoners abused by security forces, the Gulf nation's king said Sunday in a nationally broadcast speech."