Bahrain Cracks Down On Unrest
ABU DHABI [MENL] -- After nearly two years of rising unrest, Bahrain has
launched what officials termed was the most serious crackdown on the
pro-Iranian Shi'ite opposition.
Officials said Bahraini security forces were conducting raids nearly
every night on suspected pro-Iranian cells. They said suspected agitators
and insurgents have been arrested and interrogated on their links with
"The past practices that we are witnessing again are crimes, riots,
arson attacks and sabotage that are being resisted with legal means on the
basis of maximum respect for human rights," Bahraini Public Security
commander Maj. Gen. Abdul Latif Bin Rashed Al Zayani said.
Officials said scores of pro-Iranian Shi'ites have been imprisoned. They
said authorities have been learning of what they deemed an organized
structure to sustain the nightly riots around Manama.