Bahraini rights activist arrested

Mahmoud gives background of an arrest of a human rights activist in Bahrain.

Something's amiss (redux!): "The papers are full this morning of the King and the Crown Prince visiting the Prime Minister at his office. When this sort of thing happens, you just know that someone somewhere has "talked bad" about the ruling family or the prime minister specifically.
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(Via Mahmood's Den :: Mahmood's Blog.)

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Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.