Iran's Larijani blasts Bahrain invasion
Mon, 02 May 2011 17:07:35 GMT
Iran's Parliament (Majlis) Speaker Ali Larijani says the presence of foreign forces in Bahrain has violated many of the basic rights of Bahrainis.
In letters sent to his Muslim counterparts on Monday, Larijani criticized the deployment of Saudi and Emirati forces in Bahrain and called for practical measures to prevent the violation of Bahraini rights and violent dismissal of their legitimate demands, Fars News Agency reported on Monday.
Larijani criticized the use of live rounds against unarmed civilians, the blocking ambulances and medical teams from aiding wounded protesters, the abduction of patients from hospitals and the detention or abduction of a number of ordinary citizens and political leaders.
The Majlis speaker said that such acts are in violation of all human and moral principles as well as international conventions.
On March 13, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates deployed police and military forces in Bahrain upon Manama's request to help quell the nationwide protests.
Bahraini demonstrators say they are determined to carry on protests until their demands for freedom, constitutional monarchy as well as a proportional voice in the government are met.
Scores of protesters have been killed and many others have gone missing since the beginning of the popular revolution in Bahrain -- which hosts the Fifth Fleet of the US Navy.