Bahraini security forces arrested the leader of Al-Wefaq party Hadi al-Moussawi and the human rights activist Youssef Al-Mahafetha as they headed to participate in a protest
Bahraini security forces arrested the leader of Al-Wefaq party Hadi al-Moussawi and the human rights activist Youssef Al-Mahafetha as they headed to participate in a protest.
One of the MPs’ houses came under fire after he called on the Bahraini regime prime minister in the parliament to step down.
The official media displayed what it said were confessions of detainees on charges of manufacturing explosives. But the opposition confirmed that what was broadcast on state television was a rerun of an old case that goes back to two years ago.
In another development, a Bahraini minor was held in custody after taking part in a protest in a village south of the capital Manama, his lawyers said in a statement Sunday. Sayed Yasin Abduljalil, 13, appeared before a juvenile judge, who ordered his detention until Thursday for "assaulting a police officer... inciting violence" and "gathering" in public areas, said the statement.
The boy was arrested on Friday on a street in Hamad Town, where protesters were preparing for a demonstration. He was taken to a police station where he was "beaten and tortured," his lawyers said, urging rights groups and foreign embassies in Manama to intervene to secure his release.