By Hend Hassassi | Feb 14 2012bahrain , Bahraini Tunisian relations , Manama , Tunisian Ministry of Foreign Affairs , Zoubair Choudi
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the start of the Bahraini revolution against its minority, Sunni ruling monarchy. The demonstrations are presumably inspired by the wave of protests that started in Tunisia and swept the Arab World in 2011.
The press attachÃ© of the Tunisian Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that the ministry has not issued any official statement concerning the Bahraini revolutionâ€™s anniversary.
According to Zoubair Choudi, an Ennahda representative, the situation in Bharain is “ambiguous and hazy,” thus it is unclear who is pulling the strings of the uprising.
Yet, the violence and protests in Bahrain still continue. Yesterday, Bahraini police fired tear gas at anti-government protesters in Manama, who were trying to get to Pearl Square in preparation for the Shiite led uprisingâ€™s anniversay.
Amnesty International released aÂ statementÂ onÂ MondayÂ condemningÂ the RoyalÂ government’s handlingÂ of the situation, despite the recentÂ measuresÂ that were taken by the latter to ease the political unrest that overtook the country.
â€œIt is not a revolution in it’s strict sense due to its connection to sectarian issues. It is a very special case that should be treated with restraint,â€ stated Choudi.Â â€œIt is hard to take a stance concerning this issue, a certain degree of reservation is needed.”
An official Bahraini delegation participated in theÂ celebrationsÂ of the Tunisian revolution’s one-year anniversary on January 14, 2012.