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BCHR: 22 Citizens Arrested in 1 Week, Court Rules Total of 140 Years of Imprisonment in 6 Cases

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Head of the monitoring and documentation unit at the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Inas Aoun, said that 22 citizens were arrested in the past week (October 19-25, 2016), among which was a child not exceeding 18 years of age.

Aoun confirmed that half the detainees were arbitrarily arrested "through breaking into their houses at dawn without any arrest warrants, which is considered a violation of international conventions on political rights.

 

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