Mosques destroyed, protesters tortured in hospitals, holy Quran book burned; this is the situation in Bahrain.
About 28 mosques and 50 mourning halls have been demolished in Bahrain since the beginning of anti-regime protests in February, Press TV quoted activists as saying. Some of the mosques were located in Karzakan, Salmabad, Bu Quwah, and A'ali.
An investigation by the Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) indicated that Saudi-backed Bahraini forces have tortured anti-government protesters in hospitals.
The group said in a Friday report that Bahrain's security forces stole ambulances and posed as medics to round up injured protesters during a crackdown on the unarmed protesters. The group indicated "systematic and targeted attacks against medical personnel, as a result of their efforts to provide unbiased care for wounded protesters." The organization has documented 32 medical professionals under arrest.
The PHR also noted that torture, beating, verbal abuse, humiliation, and threats of rape and killing were among techniques used against the injured protesters.
Military checkpoints and soldiers at the country’s main hospital have terrified staff and patients, some of whom have been tortured, according to Richard Sollom, author of the PHR report.
The 'Qur'an Friday' rallies have been planned in the Persian Gulf state on April 22 to condemn the deadly Saudi-backed crackdown on the opposition.
In March, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait deployed their troops in Bahrain to reinforce the brutal armed clampdown against the mass protests.
Scores of protesters have been martyred and many others gone missing during the harsh Saudi-backed crackdown in Bahrain.
Head of Bahrain Center for Human Rights Nabeel Rajab said the Manama regime should be held accountable for the ongoing crimes against the protesters.
“The Saudis have committed a lot of crimes, including crimes against humanity, in Bahrain, but the Bahraini government that invited the Saudis to Bahrain is mainly responsible,” he added.
Earlier on Thursday, another report revealed that Manama has arrested dozens of Bahraini doctors.