Tehran Deplores Int’l Silence on Suppression of Bahraini Protestors Tehran Deplores Int’l Silence on Suppression of Bahraini Protestors

Tehran Deplores Int’l Silence on Suppression of Bahraini Protestors Tehran Deplores Int’l Silence on Suppression of Bahraini Protestors

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TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian foreign ministry rapped the al-Khalifa regime for its brutal crackdown on peaceful protests, and deplored the world countries’ silence on the suppression of the Bahraini demonstrators.

"Regional and international silence toward the suppression of protestors is unacceptable; western states and international communities should avoid paradoxical behaviors towards different countries," Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast said in a statement on Friday. 

Mehman-Parast noted that foreign military interference will not solve Bahrain’s problems. 

"We hope the Bahraini government would refrain from usage of violence against the demonstrators and regain the trust of the nation by freeing political prisoners," spokesperson underscored. 

Bahraini troops heavily rely on tear gas and stun grenades to disperse peaceful anti-government protests. Several Bahraini civilians, mostly senior citizens and kids, who had not participated in protest rallies, have also died from asphyxia after regime troops fired tear gas in residential areas and into houses in violation of international standards that Bahrain has signed up to. 

Hajj Ali Al-Sukari, 65-yars-old, the latest victim of the toxic tear gas used by Bahraini troops collapsed after a tear gas was fired near his home in a village outside the capital on Tuesday. 

Following the incident Bahrainis took to the streets. The protesters demanded that the government halt the violence against anti-regime demonstrators but they were also attacked by the regime forces. According to activists, dozens of people have been injured and several others arrested. 

Since the beginning of the popular uprising in February 2011, dozens of people have been martyred and thousands more have been arrested and put in jail or fired from their jobs in Bahrain. 

In addition, many health workers, teachers, opposition figures and human rights activists in Bahrain are still facing trials or serving prison terms over their participation in anti-government demonstrations. 

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