International human rights observers arrested at Bahrain protest
11 Feb 12

US Citizens Huwaida Arraf and Radhika Sainath were arrested by Bahraini security forces in the capital Manama on Saturday (11 February) during a peaceful protest.

Protesters had marched into the city center to reestablish a presence of nonviolent, peaceful protest leading up to the 1-year anniversary of the Arab Spring uprising in Bahrain on 14 February.

Huwaida and Radhika are in Bahrain as part the <a href=””>Witness Bahrain initiative</a>, which arrived in Bahrain in response to a call by Bahraini democracy activists for international observers.