UN, EU concerned that arrest of top Bahraini Shiite leader could worsen political standoff

December 30, 2014 3:45 PM

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UN, EU concerned that arrest of top Bahraini Shiite leader could worsen political standoff

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 12, 2014 file photo, Sheik Ali Salman, head of the main Shiite opposition group Al-Wefaq which is boycotting Saturday's parliamentary elections, urges Bahrainis to stay away from the polls and calls on the government to free all political prisoners during a public address in Manama, Bahrain. A lawyer for the leader of Bahrain's largest Shiite opposition group said Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014 that Sheik Ali Salman is being held by the Interior Ministry, which is accusing him of inciting hatred against the government and calling for its overthrow by force. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File) (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 file photo, Sheik Ali Salman, leader of the main Shiite opposition group Al-Wefaq, explains why his and other opposition groups are refusing to participate in upcoming elections at a press conference in Manama, Bahrain. A lawyer for the leader of Bahrain's larg...

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