Bahrain releases more than 100 detainees

July 3, 2011

Bahrain on Saturday released more than 100 people who were detained on security-related charges.

No official statement has been issued about the number or names of those who have been allowed to go home.

The release coincides with the launch of the national dialogue, a forum for more than 300 Bahrainis from political societies, NGOs, the media, the parliament, the municipal councils, the trade unions and the business community, to discuss the future of Bahrain following weeks of deep divisions sparked by the country’s worst crisis in its modern history.

Kuwaiti naval force concludes mission

In neighbouring Kuwait, Kuwait News Agency (Kuna) reported that the Kuwaiti naval force, assigned to protect Bahrain’s maritime borders has concluded its three-month mission.

“The Kuwaiti naval joined a Gulf effort with a number of boats to secure the Bahraini maritime borders as part of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) joint defense treaty,”

Kuwaiti military attaché Colonel Ali Al Asaker told Kuna. “Our presence in Bahrain since mid-March was a national duty toward a country that has deep-rooted ties with the State of Kuwait,” he said.



About the author

Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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