Bahrain to hire Sudanese as security forces

 

The Bahraini regime is going to hire around 5,000 Sudanese nationals as security forces amid heavy-handed crackdown on the country’s pro-democracy protesters, reports say.

According to Sudanese media reports on Wednesday, the African country’s government has already accepted the Al Khalifa regime’s demand in return for a considerable sum of money.

A Bahraini human rights group has slammed the decision, saying the regime has already tried to recruit Syrian refugees as security forces.

Since mid-February 2011, thousands of pro-democracy protesters have staged numerous demonstrations in the streets of Bahrain, calling for the Al Khalifa royal family to relinquish power.

On March 14, 2011, troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates invaded the tiny Persian Gulf country to assist the Bahraini government in its crackdown on the peaceful protesters.[Read more]