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Iraq raps Saudi-backed Bahrain crimes
Sat, 23 Apr 2011 08:07:58 GMT
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A recent photo showing a demonstration in Iraq against the Bahraini regime crackdown on anti-government protesters
Iraqi demonstrators have poured to the streets of the capital Baghdad in protest at the Saudi-backed repression of anti-government protesters in Bahrain.

The Baghdad residents rallied in the capital on Saturday and chanted slogans against the foreign invasion of Bahrain and carried placards showing their solidarity with Bahrainis seeking political reforms in the small Persian Gulf monarchy, a Press TV correspondent reported.

The Iraqi demonstrators also denounced the destruction of mosques, desecration of the Holy Qur'an, and the Saudi-led foreign military intervention in Bahrain to quell the protests.

They blasted the Saudi regime, declaring the Saudi Arabia rulers ineligible to rule a country that hosts the Muslims' Qibla.

The recent protests in Bahrain come while pro-government media is trying to show that the anti-government demonstrations have ended and that life has returned to normal.

According to state media, the Bahraini king has ordered compensation be paid to soldiers and security staff wounded in protests, including housing and other benefits for their families.

Dozens of protesters have been killed and scores left injured since the uprising began in Bahrain in mid-February.

The anti-government protesters are demanding an end to the rule of the Al Khalifa dynasty.

Protesters say they will continue their street demonstrations until their demands for freedom, constitutional monarchy as well as a proportional voice in the government are met.

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