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This photo shows Bahraini anti-regime protesters in Diraz, Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim's native village, May 22, 2017.
This photo shows Bahraini anti-regime protesters in Diraz, Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim's native village, May 22, 2017.
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Tensions are rising in Bahrain. The ruling Al Khalifa has stepped up its crackdown against peaceful protesters, killing at least five protesters.

Earlier in May, a Bahraini court issued a verdict on Sheikh Isa Qassim, the spiritual leader of Bahrain’s dissolved opposition bloc, the al-Wefaq National Islamic Society.

The court verdict prompted thousands of Bahrainis to take to the streets to denounce the ruling.

The latest round of violence came just days after US President Donald Trump met with Bahraini King held a bilateral meeting in Saudi Arabia.

But what do regional and international media think about the crackdown?