Iranian convoy sent to Bahrain to show solidarity with protestors

15:56, May 17, 2011      

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A convoy of Iranian activists have set sail towards Bahrain to show solidarity with the Bahraini protesters, the Local satellite Press TV reported Tuesday.

"The convoy's main ship has been named Ayat al-Ghermezi after deceased Bahraini poetess," Head of the Islamic Revolution Supporters Society Mehdi Eghrarian was quoted as saying on Monday, referring to Ayat al-Ghermezi, who was killed by Saudi-backed forces of Bahrain.

"We have set sail towards international waters, and we will get as close as possible to Bahrain's borders to deliver the messages of Iranian people to the Bahrainis," Eghrarian said.

A total of 120 Iranian activists, including women and children, are on board the ships, according to the report.

The report did not reveal when the convoy set sail, but Eghrarian said last Tuesday that the convoy would leave the Iranian southern port city of Bushehr on May 16.

The Islamic Revolution Supporters Society is a nongovernmental organization that focuses on the cultural issues of the Muslim world, he was quoted as saying by Press TV.

Source: Xinhua
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