Bahrain Detaining Over 1,000 Pro-Democracy Activists
April 26, 2011 § 1 Comment
Saudi-backed Bahraini forces injured a woman who was part of a group of women trying to prevent the destruction of a religious site. In addition, two female student and four female medics have been detained. Bahrain’s Human Rights Center reports that 1,041 people have been detained since protest began, including 64 women. As part of the crackdown on anti-government protests, the Saudi-backed forces are also raiding hospitals and schools and have destroyed many mosques and holy sites.
The crack-down is not restricted to Bahraini borders. Al Jazeera reports: