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Bahrain frees two former lawmakers

Posted by on August 8, 2011 0 Comment

Two former lawmakers from Bahrain’s opposition say they have been released from jail pending trial.

Jawad Fairooz and Matar Matar said they were released on Sunday afternoon. They were arrested in May and were being held on anti-state charges.

Both are members of Wefaq, the kingdom’s largest opposition party. They were members of parliament until they resigned with the rest of the Wefaq bloc in February following a crackdown on protests. The official Bahrain News Agency confirmed that the attorney general had ordered the release of the former lawmakers and a number of other detainees, but didn’t identify them by name.

Khaleej Times

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