News ID: 346267
Publish Date: 28 April 2012 - 04:57
Navideshahed: Bahraini protesters have held anti-regime rallies near the capital, Manama, to demand the release of prominent human rights activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja.

Witnesses say protest rallies dubbed 'Friday of Khawaja's Victory' were held in Ma’ameer, Salmabad, and Sanabis.

Some reports suggest that Saudi-backed regime forces fired tear gas to disperse protesters. At least three female protesters were also arrested in Manama outside the interior ministry, demanding the release of detained activists Zeinab al-Khawaja and her father.

The rallies were organized by Bahrain's main opposition bloc al-Wefaq.

The rallies comes as mystery surrounds the whereabouts of Khawaja, who has been on hunger strike for nearly three months, and authorities refuse to allow his family to contact him.

Despite national and international calls for Khawaja's release, Manama has so far refused to drop charges against him. Bahrain’s Court of Cassation is due to rule on Khawaja's appeal against his conviction next week.

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Source: IRIB World Service

Witnesses say protest rallies dubbed 'Friday of Khawaja's Victory' were held in Ma’ameer, Salmabad, and Sanabis. Some reports suggest that Saudi-backed regime forces fired tear gas to disperse protesters. At least three female protesters were also arrested in Manama outside the interior ministry, demanding the release of detained activists Zeinab al-Khawaja and her father. The rallies were organized by Bahrain's main opposition bloc al-Wefaq. The rallies comes as mystery surrounds the whereabouts of Khawaja, who has been on hunger strike for nearly three months, and authorities refuse to allow his family to contact him. Despite national and international calls for Khawaja's release, Manama has so far refused to drop charges against him. Bahrain’s Court of Cassation is due to rule on Khawaja's appeal against his conviction next week. The End Source: IRIB World Service
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