Bahrain approves opposition rallies
Manama, April 16, 2012
Bahrain has given permission for a series of opposition rallies to take place this week in the run-up to the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, which will take place from Friday until Sunday.
Al Wefaq National Islamic Society has announced plans to hold rallies every day this week, starting yesterday (April 15) with a march in Bilad Al Qadeem.
They will continue today with another rally between 3pm and 4pm in Salmabad, a gathering that will focus attention on the mysterious killing of 22-year-old Ahmed Ismail Abdulsamad, who died on March 31 after being shot during rioting in the area.
He was buried on Friday after his family finally accepted the body from authorities.
Tomorrow's march will take place in Dair, while Wednesday's march will be held in Tubli, Thursday's rally is planned for Manama and Friday's march will be held in Karrannah.
Members of five political societies will take part in the march, and statements will be read out by opposition leaders, said a spokesman.
All events start at 4pm unless otherwise stated, according to a report in our sister publication the Gulf Daily News. – TradeArabia News Service