Bahrainis have taken to the streets in several villages to hold demonstrations in solidarity with a detained Shia cleric in Saudi Arabia on Sunday.
The demonstrators expressed solidarity with prominent cleric Sheikh Nemr al-Nemr, who was attacked in his car and arrested in the Qatif region of the Eastern Province on Sunday.
Saudi regime forces opened fire on a similar demonstration held in Qatif on the same day, killing two protesters.
According to the Human Rights Watch, the Saudi regime â€œroutinely represses expression critical of the government.â€
Meanwhile, Bahrainis continue demonstrations against the ruling Al Khalifa family despite the Manama regimeâ€™s violent crackdown.
In mid-March 2011, Saudi Arabia, along with the United Arab Emirates, deployed troops in Bahrain to help the Manama regime crush anti-government demonstrations.