Friday 23 February 2018

Three detained in Bahrain over Windsor Horse Show protests

The Queen and the King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa attended the Windsor Horse Show
The Queen and the King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa attended the Windsor Horse Show

Three campaigners have been detained in Bahrain over protests against the king's presence at a horse show in the UK.

Sayed Alwadaei, the director of advocacy at the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, said the arrests happened on Saturday and one of those detained is his sister.

Activists have been protesting against King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa's presence at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

State-run Bahrain News Agency photographs have shown King Hamad with Queen Elizabeth II and Dubai ruling family members.

Bahrain is in the midst of a major crackdown on dissent, years after its rulers crushed its 2011 Arab Spring protests.

Press Association

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