A senior Iranian lawmaker warned of the continued suppression of the Bahraini people by the al-Khalifa regime, and called on the UN to act against the blatant violation of human rights in Bahrain.
The demand was raised by member of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Fathollah Hosseini on Friday.
“The international organizations which claim to be the advocates of human rights in the 21st century should deal with the crimes of a regime which tortures and detains its citizens merely over their legitimate demands,” he said.
“Bahrain’s revolution is currently the most oppressed revolution in the Arab world, because it has been completely subject to the media blackout by the Arab states,” Hosseini added.
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 were dispatched to the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom on March 13, 2011, to help Manama crack down on peaceful protestors. So far, tens of protesters have been killed, hundreds have gone missing and thousands of others have been injured.