Bahrain: Five Detained For ‘Obstructing’ Elections

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Bahrain detained and charged five people Wednesday for “obstructing the electoral process”, the public prosecution said, ahead of parliamentary polls set for November 24.

Opposition movements have been outlawed and hundreds of dissidents have been imprisoned — with many stripped of their nationality.

Muhanna al-Shayji, head of Bahrain’s electoral crimes unit, said one of the suspects was detained after calling on Twitter for a boycott of the November 24 elections, according to a statement released by the prosecution.

A second man was arrested for posting “fake news on the behaviour of one of the candidates” on social media, and the other three were detained for destroying advertisements of candidates, the statement said.

 

Source Credit: Arabian Business