Bahrain dictatorship spends much on oppressing its people

This video says about itself:

Bahrain: “It was a complete bloodbath”

7 February 2011

Three people were killed Thursday in Bahrain’s capital of Manama, after police used teargas and rubber bullets to disperse protestors camped in Pearl Square. The overnight raid brings the death toll in Bahrain’s recent unrest to five.

And these five, unfortunately, were only the beginning

From Arabian Business:

Bahrain spends $95m yearly on protest crackdown, report shows

By Neil Halligan

Wednesday, 8 October 2014 11:40 AM

A new report has revealed that Bahrain spends $95 million a year in its crackdown on the country’s pro-democracy protesters.

Arabic newspaper Al-Maidan said the regime in Bahrain has hired 21,000 security personnel, which includes Pakistani expats.

Bahrain has also spent over $2.5 billion on buying arms since the protests against the Al Khalifa royal family began three years ago.

Sunni Muslim-ruled Bahrain has been shaken by persistent unrest since mostly Shi’ite Muslim demonstrators, who complain of political marginalisation, took to the streets in February 2011 to call for greater democracy.

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