Bahraini police violently raid girls' schools

Al Jazeera interview a 16-year-old girl who was beaten as a part of a bloody crackdown

By Natasha Lennard
Published May 11, 2011 5:28PM (EDT)
In this photo taken during a visit organized by Bahrain's Interior Ministry Bahrain police check a driver's identification at a checkpoint  in the capital of Manama, Bahrain  Monday, March 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali) (AP)
In this photo taken during a visit organized by Bahrain's Interior Ministry Bahrain police check a driver's identification at a checkpoint in the capital of Manama, Bahrain Monday, March 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali) (AP)

Despite efforts from the Bahraini authorities to keep out international media, Al Jazeera reporters were able to gain access to the Gulf kingdom.

Bahraini police have reportedly made routine raids on girls' schools, "detaining, beating and threatening to rape girls as young as 12." This video shows an interview with a 16-year-old school girl sharing her experience of a brutal police raid on her school:


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Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email nlennard@salon.com.

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