US criticizes Bahrain for detention of opposition leader

January 1, 2015 7:54 PM

15 0

“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.

Also read: 3 killed in protests over Nicaraguan social security reform

Read more

To category page