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By Daisy Williams / 30 October 2012
Bahrain has banned all demonstrations following clashes between police and anti-government protestors on Monday (29 October). Interior minister Sheikh Rashid Al Khalifah said that the clampdown was a result of the “repeated abuses” of freedom of expression.
The emergency move is the largest scale attempt to quash the Gulf kingdom’s anti-government uprising which began in February of last year.
Index on Censorship award winner Nabeel Rajab is currently serving a three-year jail sentence for organising “illegal protests”.Bahrain | interior minister | Nabeel Rajab | protests | Uprising | violence
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