Wednesday, June 15, 2011

United Nations evicts protestors from Bahrain office

Cryptic official statement from Bahrain News Agency --

Following a tip-off by Bahrain-based UN office, legal measures have been taken today against three women who entered the UN premises after the official work time and refused to leave when asked to do so, the Director General of the Capital Governorate Police Directorate said.  A police report has been written about the incident which is considered as a crime punishable by the law, he added.

The three women were intending to mount a hunger strike in protest at detention of political activists.

UPDATE: The New York Times has a good tracking of the events.  Also, the UN has produced a nicely on-point letter matching what the Bahraini police would have needed to break up the protest.  How convenient!

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