Troops in Bahrain have fired live rounds to break up anti-government protesters. News outlets are reporting that at 25 people have been injured. Todays violent crackdown came as protesters left funerals for protesters killer earlier this week.
The protests, calling for human rights in the small Middle Eastern country, are part of widespread unrest in the Middle East and North Africa which Tunisia and has since resulted in a regime change in Egypt. For Bahrain, it also reflects an ongoing crack down on the rights of civil society to express and assemble that started months ago.
Violent repression of peaceful protests is a clear violation of the human rights of the people of Bahrain.
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