Bahrain Opposition Visits Hague, Fake Bomb Plot Discovered
Bahraini opposition activists met in the Netherlands to demand that the government follow through on pledges that it made last year in response to the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) report. At a press conference organized by No Peace Without Justice, Bahraini human rights activists detailed their own personal experiences with detention and mistreatment in custody. Bahrain’s Foreign Minister, Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed al-Khalifa, announced today that he will hold talks with British ambassador to Bahrain Iain Lindsay. “We are discussing a range of bilateral regional issues and obviously the situation in Bahrain,” Lindsay said. Al-Khalifa said the Kingdom was “determined to move forward in” implementing its national and international commitments to human rights.
Meanwhile, officials “arrested a domestic terror cell that placed fake bombs in several crowded areas throughout Bahrain,” the Bahraini General Director of Crime Detection and Forensic Science announced. The devices were placed in crowded areas throughout Bahrain, including “vital roads, which caused traffic delays and spread fear among the public.” The Director confirmed that a fake bomb had been found in the home of one of the suspects and that all the suspects had been sent to the Public Prosecutor.