Sunday, October 24, 2010

Bahraini Elections

The elections are over in Bahrain, and the Shi'ites have won another seat in parliament.  You may remember from my previous post that a number of Shi'ites were arrested before the election and are awaiting trial for being part of a terrorist plot.  I don't know if there is any overlap between the Shi'ites and the "human rights defenders" that were arrested along with blogger Ali Abdulemam.

Now that the elections are over, I wonder what will happen to those arrested?  Will the Shi'ites quietly be released, or will they actually go on trial for plotting to overthrow the government?  I really don't know what will happen.

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