Saudi women rally in support of Bahrain revolution leaders

Saudi Women Photo by: Pakistan Today

QATIF: Hundreds of women staged a big rally in Qatif city in the Saudi Eastern province to shout protest against the court rulings issued by Al-Khalifa courts for Bahrain’s revolution leaders and activists.

The Saudi women chanted slogans against the verdicts issued by the al-Khalifa regime’s theatrical courts against protestors and revolutionary leaders.

The protestors carried pictures of Bahraini opposition leaders, including Abdulhadi al-Khawajah and Mohammad Mashima, and chanted slogans in both Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

Anti-government protesters have been holding peaceful demonstrations across Bahrain since mid-February 2011, calling for an end to the Al Khalifa dynasty’s over-40-year rule.

Violence against the defenseless people escalated after a Saudi-led conglomerate of police, security and military forces from the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) member states – Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar – were dispatched to the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom on March 13, 2011, to help Manama crack down on peaceful protestors.

So far, tens of people have been killed, hundreds have gone missing and thousands of others have been injured.

Police clampdown on protesters continues daily. Authorities have tried to stop organized protests by opposition parties over the past month by refusing to license them and using tear gas on those who turn up.

The opposition coalition wants full powers for the elected parliament and a cabinet fully answerable to parliament.