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Bahraini Soccer Players Detained & Tortured | Care2 Causes #bahrain #humanrights #feb14 #bhn

Bahraini Soccer Players Detained & Tortured | Care2 Causes #bahrain #humanrights #feb14 #bhn

Several Bahraini soccer players, including stars of the country’s national team, were detained and tortured after participating in a protest against Bahrain’s ruling Al-Khalifa family in March. The Australian Times via the Times of London reports that Mohammed Hubail has been sentenced to two years in prison, while his brother, striker Alaa Hubail and goalkeeper Ali Saeed have been charged with criminal acts. Photos of the Hubail brothers on the soccer field and after their detention can be seen at the Los Angeles Times . The three are out on bail and now home in a Shiite village outside of the capital of Manama; they do not know if they will be able to play soccer again. They have been warned not to speak about their detainment for fear of further abuse– both Hubail brothers have their heads shaved, and Mohammed Hubail has bruises on his feet, says the Australian Times /L...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/bahraini-soccer-players-detai...

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