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Bahrain - Use of arrest and torture in bid to stifle protests in Bahrain

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders is concerned by a new upsurge in abusive treatment of journalists in the run-up to the major “Tamarod” rally that the opposition has called for 14 August. Journalists who intend to cover the demonstration – and thereby challenge the government's insistence that everything is perfect in Bahrain – are exposed to arrest and mistreatment. There is still no news of a cameraman who was arrested on 2 August. “The authorities plan to impose a news blackout on the 14 August (...)

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