Bahrain pro-democracy movement keeps fighting

This is a video about the 30 June protests in Jid-hafs village, Bahrain.

From the Project on Middle East Democracy:

By Shannon

June 30, 2011

Fresh Protests in Bahrain

Thousands of opposition supporters gathered near Pearl Roundabout in the Bahraini capital today, and were dispersed by riot police firing tear gas and stun grenades. One activist tweeted: “We’re unarmed, shouting slogans. They’re all armed, shooting at us constantly. Waving to us to go closer to them.” According to activist and president of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR), Nabeel Rajab, protesters called for the release of political prisoners and shouted “down, down Hamad.” And there is video footage of a peaceful protest in the village of Jid-hafs reportedly being attacked by the government. Human rights groups report that 30-year-old protester Majid Ahmed Mohammed died today as a result of injuries sustained during earlier protests. A Ministry of Health official confirmed his death.

Meanwhile, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders reported today on the slandering campaign against Nabeel Rajab and Maryam al Khawaja, Head of the Office of Foreign Relations at the BCHR and daughter of the recently sentenced, prominent human rights activist Abdulhadi Al Khawaja. Launched in May with the active support of Bahraini officials, the campaign accuses the two of 27 serious crimes, including forced disappearance, torture, and murder of civilians and security forces. The Observatory condemned the campaign, and called for authorities to end the harassment of activists and protect human rights.

Bahraini policemen assaulted an Indian worker who wanted to file a complaint: here.

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