SHAFAQNA – A Twitter account dedicated to covering news on the Bahraini village of Muqabah reported that commando forces kidnapped youth Mahdi Al-Ali a few days ago, after his house was raided by force.
Neither the reasons for the arrest of the young man nor any charges raised against him were revealed. Al-Ali’s whereabouts after his abduction are also unknown.
Security authorities have launched a widespread campaign targeting peaceful activists and opponents of the regime, whom the authorities charge with fabricated “terrorist” cases to justify their detention.
Human rights organizations question the country’s judicial process and consider that Bahraini courts do not follow international standards for fair trial.