Bahraini regime arrests 5 children in besieged village of Diraz
Aal-e Khalifa regime forces in Bahrain have arrested five children during raids across the besieged village of Diraz, which is home to Bahrain's spiritual leader Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim.
Regime forces raided the village outside the capital Manama in the early hours of Monday, arresting Hussein Muhammad Saleh, Sayed Ali al-Sayed Taha Fadl, Sayed Mortada Sayed Sadiq, Montazer Ali Mirza al-Rayes and Sayed Ahmed Sayed Musa, the Arabic-language Bahrain Mirror news website reported.
The arrests come despite the ruling regime authorities’ promises to release children detained as part of the regime crackdown on the opposition.
Local sources have said most of the recently arrested children are under 15. They added that the Aal-e Khalifah regime unjustifiably detained the children to exert pressure on their parents.