Bahrain`s King orders end to emergency law

Bahrain state TV said the state of emergency will end on June 1.

Last Updated: May 09, 2011, 01:09 AM IST

Manama: State media in Bahrain says the king has ordered an end to the emergency rule imposed in mid-March to quell a wave of anti-government protests in the Gulf country.
Bahrain state TV said the state of emergency will end on June 1 in line with a royal decree issued on Sunday.
The announcement comes as 21 opposition leaders and political activists have been charged with attempting to overthrow the Sunni monarchy in a special security court set up by the emergency rule.
At least 30 people have been killed since Bahrain`s Shiite majority, demanding greater freedoms and rights, took their grievances to the streets in February.

Bureau Report