Bahrain Arab Spring protesters focusing new marches on Shiite detainees in Bahrain Jails: Bahrain Shiite population continues to press for democracy reforms
Bahrain Shiites protest at jail for 13 activists
Thousands of Shiites demonstrated near Manama on Saturday in a new protest against an appeals court upholding jail terms for 13 activists on charges of plotting to overthrow Bahrain’s monarchy, witnesses said. “We will not resign ourselves to it” and “we will not forget the prisoners,” shouted demonstrators.
Fire kills 13 in Bahrain workers’ housing block
A fire in a three-storey block housing Asian workers in the Bahraini capital killed at least 13 people, the state BNA news agency reported late on Friday. One firefighter was also injured when the building’s roof collapsed during a rescue attempt, the news agency added. An investigation was under way.