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Bahraini Protestors Demand Release of Opposition Leader Sheikh Ali Salman

2016-05-28 - 7:45 p

Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): Thousands of protestors took to the streets west of the Bahraini capital Manama on Friday (May 27, 2016) demanding the release of opposition leader and Secretary-General of Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society Sheikh Ali Salman and all political prisoners. According to human rights organizations, the number of political prisoners in Bahrain has reached around 4,000.

Protestors marched through the streets of Diraz, holding photos of Sheikh Salman, following Friday prayers, and chanting slogans demanding his release. Pro-democracy demonstrators also voiced their adherence to calls for a democratic transition of power, which will put an end to the ruling Al Khalifa family's monopoly over power.

Demonstrators took to the streets of the village that witnesses protests every Friday, despite the ban imposed by the authorities, who used violence to disperse protestors in a number of villages Thursday night (May 26, 2016).

The Ministry of Interior had announced earlier that "two of its policemen were injured during clashes with angry protestors in Bilad Al-Qadim."

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