Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Bahrain

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Bahrain

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Jan. 17: Shaykh 'Ali Salman, whose arrest on 5 December sparked rioting, arrived in London reportedly to gain political asylum after being deported to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). [1/17 FBIS]

Jan. 18: Security forces arrested Shaykh Muhammad Khujistah and Shaykh Muhammad Rashid al-Durazi and raided Shi'i mosques in Jidd Hafs and Mani, west of Manama. Shaykh Rashid al-Durazi was expelled to Dubai. [1/19 FBIS]

Jan. 20: In Manama. several people were wounded when anti-riot police clashed with anti-government demonstrators protesting the deportation of Shi'i Muslim clerics. [1/23 FBIS]

Jan. 24: The government released 25-30 people arrested in riots. [1/26 FBIS]

Jan. 26: The Islamic Front for the Liberation of Bahrain (IFLB) stated that 2,700 people had been arrested since demonstrations began on 5 December 1994, and an unspecified number had been tortured to death in prison. [1/27 FBIS]

Jan. 27: Anti-government protests in Bani Jamrah, northwest of Manama, and Sitrah, off the northeast coast, erupted during the funerals of two people killed during earlier anti-government demonstrations. [1/30 FBIS]

Feb. 11: In Manama, police arrested at least 24 women who were demonstrating outside a court in which prisoners arrested during the December 1994 and January 1995 demonstrations were on trial. …

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