Bahrain continues to fire Shia workers
Bahraini anti-government protesters. (File photo)
In Bahrain, a great number of employees in the country's military sector have been transferred to the civilian government sector in order to replace the dismissed Shia employees.
Most of the military personnel have been moved to the Human Resources, a section which is known to have a majority of Shia Muslim employees.
According to recent reports, this act aims at eliminating the country's majority of Shias in working fields.
This is while a number of Shia local government workers have also recently lost their jobs and have been replaced with employees with other backgrounds.
Dozens of people have been killed and thousands more have been arrested or fired from their jobs in Bahrain since the beginning of the uprising in February 2011.
Dozens of Bahraini protesters have also died of asphyxia from inhaling poisonous tear gas fired on them or of being shot by tear gas canisters at close range.
Bahrainis say the US must be held accountable for the deaths since the deadly tear gas canisters used against protesters are manufactured and sold to the Bahraini regime by the US.
A report published by an independent committee in November found that the Al Khalifa regime used excessive force and accused Manama of torturing political activists, politicians, and protesters.
In December 2011, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa invited “all parties, including those in opposition, to post an adviser in his office to monitor the reconciliation and reform process” in the country.
However, Bahraini anti-regime protesters have expressed their determination to support “the cause of the martyrs of the revolution” despite King Hamad's decision.