Bahrain to prosecute civil servants over protests

Bahrain`s official news agency says dozens of civil servants will face "legal action" for participating in anti-government protests in the Gulf kingdom.

Manama: Bahrain`s official news agency says dozens of civil servants will face "legal action" for participating in anti-government protests in the Gulf kingdom.

The state-run Bahrain News Agency says 111 employees of the Education Ministry have been fired as part of a wide ranging crackdown on the Shiite opposition that staged street marches and strikes against the Sunni rulers calling for greater rights and freedoms.

Sunday`s report says the employees will be prosecuted for "flagrant violations" of the country`s civil service law. It also says the Teacher`s Union strike last month was politically motivated and aimed at "crippling schools."

Bahrain imposed martial law March 15 to crush the Shiite-led uprising, detaining hundreds of protesters, political figures, doctors and activists.

Bureau Report

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