US criticizes Bahrain for detention of opposition leader

January 1, 2015 7:54 PM

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“Opposition parties that peacefully voice criticism of the government play a vital role in inclusive, pluralistic states and societies,” said a Wednesday statement by the State Department.

The head of Bahrain’s al-Wefaq Islamic Society, Salman was detained on December 28, after leading a protest against government-orchestrated polls last month that his opposition party boycotted.

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