Foreign journalists arrested in Bahrain during anniversary of uprising

SHAFAQNA- Bahraini authorities have arrested four foreigners, including journalists, during protests marking the fifth anniversary of a Shia-led uprising in the kingdom, police said on Monday.

The four are believed to be American. A US State Department spokesman said it was “aware of reports that US citizens have been arrested” but said it would not comment further due to privacy considerations.

A police statement published by the official Bahrain News Agency did not specify the identities or nationalities of those arrested, or who they work for.

They were arrested in the Shia town of Sitra on Sunday during clashes between security forces and protesters, the statement said.


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