19 Apr '11, 5am

Crackdown in #Bahrain Grows: 100s Detained, Students Studying Aboard Summoned Back

Crackdown in #Bahrain Grows: 100s Detained, Students Studying Aboard Summoned Back

The Bahraini government is toughening its stance on protesters not only in the country but aboard: Students attending British universities have had their scholarships withdrawn. As the Guardian reports, among the hundreds detained are many Shia professionals, including the lawyer who was going to defend seven suspected opposition supporters in a military court on charges of killing two policemen. More than 20 students from the Gulf state have been informed that, as a result of attending anti-government protests, their scholarships have been canceled and they are to return home. Should they do so, the students have "'strong and well-founded' fears" that they and their families might be subjected to beatings and torture once back in Bahrain: Bahraini students in Manchester, Huddersfield, Reading, Nottingham, Exeter, Edinburgh, Oxford, London and Essex have been ordered to re...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/politics/blog/crackdown-in-ba...

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