March 17, 2011
Several opposition leaders and activists have been arrested in Bahrain following a violent crackdown on anti-government protests in the Gulf kingdom.
State television said “leaders of the civil strife” had been arrested for communicating with foreign countries and inciting murder and destruction of property.
Among those arrested were Hassan Mushaima, who had returned last month from self-imposed exile in the UK after Bahraini authorities dropped charges against him, and Ibrahim Sharif, head of the Waad political society, a secular group comprising mostly Sunni members.
This article was posted: Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 1:28 pm