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Bahraini regime forces arrest top rights activist during protest

Press TV

Bahraini forces have arrested the prominent rights activist, Yousif al-Muhafdah, during an anti-regime protest rally as the Al Khalifa regime intensifies its brutal crackdown on demonstrations.

According to reports, Bahraini police arrested Muhafdah while he was taking part in a protest held in the village of Saar, located 16 kilometers west of the capital, Manama, on Saturday.

The protest turned violent when regime forces attempted to prevent the demonstrators from marching toward a nearby village by setting up road blocks and firing tear gas at the crowd.

The protesters were reportedly trying to reach the house of the rights activist Nabeel Rajab in the village of Bani Jamrah.

On Friday, thousands of Bahrainis staged a similar demonstration near in the village of Bilad al-Qadeem near Manama, demanding political and voicing support for political prisoners…

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