An Iranian solidarity convoy will set out for Bahrain on May 14, the secretary of the Association of Islamic Revolution Followers said on Tuesday. Mahdi Eghrarian said athletes, women, lawmakers, physicians, nurses, workers and employees are among the people constituting the convoy.
A Bahraini protester killed by security forces
The convoy will go to Imam Khomeini's mausoleum, then to Qom to meet with Grand Ayatollah Hossein Nouri Hamadani and after that it will go to Isfahan and then to south Iran in order to travel to Bahrain by a boat, he explained.
He also said talks have been held with non-governmental organizations in Turkey and Italy in order to ask them to take similar measures.
Eghrarian stated convoy welcomes university and seminary students, and Muslims from other countries.
He went on say that the convoy members will meet with the families of the Bahraini martyrs and will hold talks with some Bahraini parliamentarians provided that the Bahraini government allows them enter the country.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Eghrarian said some experts believe that the regional important incidents and developments will shape the political future of the region.
Anti-regime protests began in Bahrain in mid-February, which were inspired by the uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa.
Certain countries, including Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, dispatched military troops to Bahrain to help the Bahrain forces suppress the nationwide protests.
Many people have been killed and wounded and hundreds others arrested so far.
Rights groups say government forces have even raided hospitals and tortured doctors and patients as part of their efforts to suppress protest rallies and punish those that provide medical treatment to the injured in the brutal crackdown. Over 30 medical workers have so far gone missing since the uprising began.
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