Bahrain extends detention of opposition leader: Al Wefaq

December 30, 2014 1:22 PM

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Bahrain extends detention of opposition leader: Al Wefaq

MANAMA/GENEVA (Reuters) - The head of Bahrain's main Shi'ite Muslim opposition group, detained on Sunday after leading a protest rally over last month's elections, has been remanded in custody for a further week, a group official said on Tuesday.

In Geneva, the United Nations human right office said it was concerned at the detention and potentially lengthy prison sentence that could be handed to Sheikh Ali Salman, secretary general of al-Wefaq Islamic Society.

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