Film shows Saudi crackdown in Bahrain

April 10, 2011 - 0:0

A new amateur film shows Saudi Arabia's active involvement in Bahrain's crackdown on anti-regime protesters.

The footage shows Saudi armored vehicles attacking protesters in a village in Bahrain, where thousands of Bahrainis were demonstrating peacefully and demanding political reform.
Saudi Arabia has deployed a contingent of 1,000 soldiers alongside hundreds of troops from other PGCC states to help Manama crack down on protesters.
The Saudi military intervention in neighboring Bahrain, which is backed by the United States, is a clear violation of the PGCC convention, which prohibits interference in regional countries' domestic affairs.
In 1984, Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, then the country's foreign minister, stated that the PGCC had been established to protect Persian Gulf states from foreign attacks.
The deadly crackdown on Bahrain's popular movement has left over two dozen people dead and about 1,000 others wounded. In addition, many are still listed as missing.
The al-Wefaq National Islamic Society and other Bahraini opposition groups have called the Saudi incursion “an invasion of the kingdom” and condemned it.
The Bahraini Center for Human Rights (BCHR) has announced that the number of detained opposition activists in the Persian Gulf state has exceeded 500, including 17 women.
Meanwhile, on Friday, hundreds of Saudi anti-government protesters took to the streets in the eastern part of the country to condemn Saudi Arabia's military intervention in Bahrain and the crackdown on Bahraini protesters.
Waving Bahraini and Saudi flags, Shia protesters in the cities of Qatif and Awamiyah expressed solidarity with anti-government protesters in Bahrain and called for the immediate withdrawal of Saudi troops from Bahrain.
(Source: Press TV)