24-25 May 2017

June 2016. demonstration in Diraz,
Her lawyer Hameed al- the scene of a long-running
Mulla said Saeed, who had sit-in outside the home of
worked as an accredited cleric Isa Qassim.
Bahrain journalist found
guilty of reporting correspondent for 12 years, The ministry identified four
without license would appeal against the Bahrain warns protesters of the five protesters killed
verdict of the lower criminal after deadly crackdown in Wednesday›s statement,
A Bahrain court fined a court. Mulla has argued and said 31 members of
prominent journalist 1,000 Bahrain on Wednesday
that Saeed had applied for warned people against the security forces were
dinars ($2,650) on Thursday the annual renewal of her wounded.
for reporting in the holding protests a day
permit before its expiry. after police shot dead five Police arrested 286 «wanted
kingdom without official
permission, her lawyer said, French public radio demonstrators in the home persons», including at least
after a trial seen by rights broadcaster France Médias village of the spiritual 11 prison escapees, the
groups as an example of Monde (FMM) and Paris- leader of the kingdom›s ministry said.
diminishing press freedom. based Reporters Without Shiite majority. It said the sit-in had become
Borders (RSF) had urged Security forces would a refuge for «wanted persons
Nazeeha Saeed, an the Gulf Arab country›s
award-winning Bahrain «challenge, in accordance and fugitives».
authorities to abandon their with the law, any gathering
correspondent for France prosecution of Saeed and read more
24 and the Arabic-language or incitement» to protest,
allow her to continue her the interior ministry said in
Monte Carlo Doualiya radio, work as a reporter.
was accused of working as a a statement.
journalist without a permit, read more Dozens were also
after authorities did not wounded after police on
renew her accreditation in Tuesday opened fire on a

Donald Trump said U.S. The opposition says it
ties with the Sunni-ruled is seeking more rights
kingdom -- long strained and better representation
Bahrain says five over its human rights Bahrain Court Sentences for Bahrain›s majority
died during raid on record -- would improve, 17 Men on Terrorism Shi›ite population, but the
Shi›ite Muslim leader›s stoked tensions in the Gulf Charges authorities accuse it of
hometown kingdom where the U.S. seeking to overthrow the
Fifth Fleet is based. A Bahrain court sentenced government by force with
Bahrain is investigating the 17 men to jail terms ranging the help of the kingdom›s
death of five people during In 2011, Bahrain crushed from several years to life
an uprising by the majority arch-foe Iran.
a raid on the home village imprisonment on charges
of the spiritual leader of its Shi›ite community. The of forming a terrorist cell, «The 17 men (were) accused
Shi›ite Muslim community, government believes the public prosecutor said of the felony of establishing
the interior ministry said on the opposition seeks to on Thursday, days after a terrorist group, joining
Thursday. overthrow it by force and a police raid killed five that group, attempted
says Iran has aided in demonstrators. murder of a public official
A ministry statement said deadly militant attacks on and training on the use of
the five were among a group security forces. Both the court ruling and weapons and explosives,»
that attacked security forces Tuesday›s police operation the prosecutor said in a
raiding what it said were targeting a village outside statement.
«terrorist organizations» on read more the capital Manama signal
Tuesday in Diraz, the village a strong line by the Sunni
of Ayatollah Isa Qassim, Muslim-ruled kingdom read more
and that nearly 300 people against the mostly Shi›ite
were arrested. opposition amid increased
The raid, days after President sectarian tensions.