Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Bahrain

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Bahrain

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ABBREVIATIONS

FBIS, Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Report--Middle East & North Africa and South Asia; Western Europe

FT, The Financial Times

JP, The Jerusalem Post

NYT, The New York Times

WP, The Washington Post

WSJ, The Wall Street Journal

1995

Apr. 17: An Interior Ministry spokesman announced that 150 people arrested in December 1994 and January 1995 for anti-government disturbances, related to the arrest of several Shi'ite clergymen, were released.

4/18 WP

Apr. 25: A court sentenced a Shi'ite man, convicted of setting fire to a sports club on 28 February 1995, to ten years' imprisonment for political violence.

4/26 FBIS

May 1: A court sentenced ten people to prison terms ranging from three to seven years on charges of antigovernment rioting, instigating riots, and damaging public installations.

5/2 FBIS

May 2: A court sentenced six people to prison terms ranging from one to five years for anti-government rioting, damaging property, and attacking police.

5/3 FBIS

May 4: Security forces clashing with anti-government protestors in Diraz, an island east of the mainland, killed one demonstrator.

5/8 FBIS

May 12: In Manama, security forces clashed with demonstrators, wounding an unspecified number.

5/15 FBIS

May 22: The opposition group Islamic Front for the Liberation of Bahrain reported that police tortured to death Muhammad Shihab al-Furdan in prison in Manama. …

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