Bahrain absolute monarchy arrests blogger’s lawyer

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From Associated Press:

Activist: Bahrain lawyer for blogger detained

August 11, 2013

MANAMA, Bahrain — A human rights activist says the lawyer representing a prominent Bahraini blogger held by authorities has been detained himself just days after alleging his client had been tortured while in police custody.

Jim Loughran, a spokesman for the group Frontline Defenders, said Sunday that lawyer Adbul Aziz Moussa was picked up by authorities on Thursday.

Moussa is defending detained blogger Mohamed Hassan. Hassan also worked as an assistant to various foreign journalists visiting Bahrain.

Loughran said Moussa’s arrest comes after he posted messages on Twitter claiming Hassan suffered abuse while in police custody.

Bahrain, home to the U.S. Navy’s 5th fleet, has faced 18 months of unrest between the Sunni-led monarchy and its majority Shiite population. The government has started a crackdown on dissent.

Bahrain’s protesters are promising anti-government protests on Aug. 14. Ahead of it, the country appears to be moving to silence citizen journalists: here.

This is the story of a young man called Mohammed Mirza. The Bahrain police say he is a dangerous criminal. His family believe he is the victim of police brutality and a biased prosecution system: here.

Amina al-Maidan was asleep in her family’s apartment in the Gulf state of Bahrain last October when masked policemen arrived at about 2am searching for her son, Tagi: here.

In the past few weeks, the human rights situation in Bahrain has rapidly deteriorated ahead of planned mass protests on August 14th. With many of the country’s most prominent Human Rights Defenders behind bars, local NGOs have inadequate resources to keep up with the unfolding situation, and it is challenging for them to ensure the safety of their members: here.

The US must not bear silent witness to another crackdown in Bahrain: here.

Manama: Citizens and residents of Bahrain have been urged to carry their identity cards (ID) with them at all times to avoid paying fines: here.

USA: Blogger’s Incarceration Raises First Amendment Questions: here.

The unemployment rate in Bahrain rose nearly 17 percent in the second quarter of 2013, compared to the first quarter of the year, government officials said: here.

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