Bahrain to prosecute civil servants over protests

April 18, 2011 - 0:0

MANAMA (AP) – Bahrain's official news agency says dozens of civil servants will face “legal action” for participating in anti-government protests in the Persian Gulf kingdom.

The state-run Bahrain News Agency says 111 employees of the Education Ministry have been fired as part of a wide ranging crackdown on the opposition that staged street marches and strikes against the rulers calling for greater rights and freedoms.
Sunday's report says the employees will be prosecuted for “flagrant violations” of the country's civil service law. It also says the Teacher's Union strike last month was politically motivated and aimed at “crippling schools.”
Bahrain imposed martial law March 15 to crush the uprising, detaining hundreds of protesters, political figures, doctors and activists.