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Bahrain arrests opposition leader freed less than month ago

Bahraini authorities re-arrest senior opposition leader who left prison last month

Bahrain arrests opposition leader freed less than month ago

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Bahraini authorities say they have arrested a top opposition leader less than a month after he was freed from prison.

The Interior Ministry announced the arrest of former National Democratic Action Society head Ibrahim Sharif on its Twitter feed early Sunday, saying he was detained for "violating the law."

The group said the arrest took place about 2:30 a.m. at Sharif's home. It says he was charged with incitement of hatred against and contempt of the government, and is being detained for 48 hours pending further investigation.

Sharif is the former secretary general of the group, which goes by the Arabic acronym Waad. He was freed last month after serving more than four years in prison for his role in 2011 protests calling for reform in the kingdom.


Updated : 2021-09-20 23:33 GMT+08:00