Bahrain Detains Soccer Teams And Scores Of Players And Athletes

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I guess even sports teams better think twice before going into another Muslim country.

Bahrain Detains Soccer Teams And Scores Of Players And Athletes – Analysis

By James M. Dorsey

January 4, 2014

Bahrain has detained a soccer team as well as scores of other players and athletes since security forces squashed a popular uprising almost three years ago, according to human rights activists, journalists and officials.

In one of the latest rounds of detentions, authorities last month arrested three soccer and two handball players of Al Ittifaq Maqaba, a sports club in Diraz, a hot spot of continued protest against the government, the sources said. They said the athletes – soccer players Bahr Mohammed Jawad, Hassan Abdullah Marhoum, Qassem Habib Abdullah and handball players Ahmed Abdel Jalil and Ibrahim Juma’a – were lifted from their beds in a 3 AM raid on December 5. They said the athletes were among ten people taken away by security forces on suspicion of having participated in an illegal gathering.

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