Lieutenant General Sheikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa said the Kingdom of Bahrain is committed to bringing acts of violence, rioting and sabotage under control.
Ever since the State of National Safety was lifted, the Kingdom dealt with these crimes in accordance with the law, he said. The Ministry has followed a comprehensive plan based on a thorough analysis and assessment of the security situation, he added.
Sheikh Rashid was speaking as he received a delegation of parliament's foreign affairs, defense and national security committee as well as a number of MPs this past week.
He said 16 legal marches and assemblies had taken place since the lifting of the State of National Safety, while 1,235 illegal rallies and demonstrations were organized during the period and were dealt with in compliance with the legal procedures.
More than 7,238 cases of unrest involving arson and acts of violence were reported during the period and a number of suspects were arrested and referred to Public Prosecution, he said.
“The normal security operations were not affected despite the added pressure on the security forces, who were dealing with more than 25,900 cases at the time. Dealing with security situations without any losses is a real success, which the Ministry spared no effort to achieve,” he said.
Sheikh Rashid also hailed the role played by legislative bodies to restore security across the Kingdom.
Source: TradeArabia News Service