BEIRUT: Hezbollah slammed Thursday Bahrain over its treatment of citizens opposing government policies of the Manama government.
“What is happening in Bahrain has surpassed all limits: for two-and-a-half years Bahraini authorities have been attacking a large faction of the people for their objecting to the government’s policy,” said a statement from Hezbollah.
“Bahrain's government has been destroying mosques, offending sanctified sites and arresting women and children and elderly,” the party's statement said.
Hezbollah said the government of Bahrain was “killing citizens” in a bid “to oppress the demonstrations by those calling for justice and for power sharing through free elections.”
The Lebanese party also condemned the international community’s silence over the events in that Arab state and called for exerting political pressure to force Manama to respect the rights of people.
Dozens of people in Bahrain have been killed in a government crackdown since an opposition-led uprising was launched in 2011 seeking political reforms in the Arab state.
Hundreds have also been arrested, including activists sentenced to life in prison after being charged with plotting to overthrow the government.