Direct link to scholarships offered by  Govt. of India

List of Private NGOs offering scholarships

Abu Marwan Abdal Malik Ibn Zuhr: ‘Avenzoar’

Abu Marwan Abdal Malik Ibn Zuhr, known in the west as Avenzoar, was

Ummid Assistant

AMU declares entrance test dates for its UPSC coaching centre

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » International

Bahrain free prisoners, king in Saudi Arabia for consultation

Wednesday February 23, 2011 03:58:45 PM, IANS

Related Articles

Troops open fire at protesters in Bahrain, more than 60 injured

Troops fired at anti-government protesters in Manama, wounding at least 66 as Bahrain's king Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa asked his eldest son to start a national dialogue to resolve the worsening political crisis, media reports said.   »

Three die in Bahrain as police attack sleeping protesters

Scores killed as unrest spreads in Arab world

Manama/Riyadh: Bahrain has released 25 political prisoners following an order of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa who left the country for Saudi Arabia for consultations Wednesday after a week of anti-regime protests.

CNN reported that about 25 detainees, described by the king as "prisoners of conscience", were released Tuesday night and proceedings against other prisoners were halted, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights said.

Among those released included the prominent human rights activist Ali Abdulemam, who runs; Abdul-Ghani Khanjar, a member of Committee for the Victims of Torture; and Mohammed Saeed, who works with the Bahrain Center for Human Rights.

Several prominent Shia clerics, including Abduljalil Al-Sengais, spokesman of the Haq Movement for Civil Liberties and Democracy, were also released. Bahrain is a predominantly Shia nation run by a Sunni elite.

The releases bring to about 100 the total number of political detainees so far released, Nabil Rajab of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights was quoted as saying.

But, he said, about 400 people are still detained on politically-inspired charges.
The move to free prisoners came as protests continued in Bahrain, a Gulf nation of about a million people, half of whom are expatriates.

King Hamad was set to arrive in Saudi Arabia Wednesday, a day after protesters surrounded the streets of the country's capital, Saudi Press Agency reported.

Tens of thousands of people marched in the biggest anti-government rally since the mass protests erupted in the kingdom last week, and chants of "No Shia, No Sunni, only Bahraini" and "The regime must go" rang through the multitudes tramping across the centre of Manama.

The turnout was led by ambulance workers involved in rescuing some of those injured in the assault by security forces last Thursday on the Pearl Roundabout, which has been the epicentre of the Shia-dominated protest movement.

On Tuesday, King Hamad urged people to engage in a "national dialogue" and asked Bahrainis "to engage in this new process" and "move away from polarisation", according to a government statement.

Protesters have been camped out in Manama and other cities since Jan 14, demanding more political representation in the country, which is ruled by a Sunni Muslim monarchy. At least five people were killed and 230 injured in the protests.







  Bookmark and Share                                          Home | Top of the Page


Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of

Comments powered by DISQUS




Top Stories

'How will they get back their 9 years'

Asks mother of 3 acquitted in Godhra case

Bibi Khatoon from Godhara district, Gujarat, is the  »

Forensic report on Godhra train burning dents Govt./VHP claims

Godhra train carnage: 31 convicted, 63 acquitted

Godhra verdict travesty of justice, says lawyer Prashant Bhushan


Picture of the Day

President Mrs Pratibha Devisingh Patil with the 30th Students & 10th Officials from Srinagar attending Educational/Motivational tour under Sadbhavana XIII organized by the HQ 31 Sub Area/HQ 15 Corps, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on February 22, 2011.


  Most Read

Protests continue in Arab world, aircraft bomb Tripoli

Intense unrest continued to rock the Arab world Tuesday as teeming protesters in the Libyan capital   »

Scores killed as bloody crackdown on anti-Gaddafi protesters continue

Jamia is minority institution, rules Commission

The National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI) Tuesday observed that the Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) is a minority education institution founded by the Muslims for the benefit of community. "We hold that the Jamia Millia   »

Mr. Minister! Jamia is our offspring


  News Pick

Finally, JPC to probe 2G Scam

Giving in to the opposition pressure, the government Tuesday announced the setting up of a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe alleged irregularities into the allotment of 2G spectrum. On the second day of the budget session, Prime Minister Man   »

Common platform to discuss issues turned into a platform to woo Muslims

When it declared to organise the day-long seminar February 20, ETV Network promised to provide a common platform  »

New Zealand city shaken by earthquake, 65 killed

At least 65 people were killed, buildings were flattened, falling debris crushed vehicles and panic-stricken people shrieked in fear as an earthquake of 6.3 magnitude caused the earth to heave in this New Zealand city.  »

India, Austria identify Mannanam of Kerala for setting up next village museum

National Museum Institute and the Austrian Cultural Forum will jointly develop a `village museum’ at Mannanam in Kerala as part of the continuing cultural collaboration, in the same way   »

Scientists navigate car with thought power

Computer scientists have developed a new system that helps you steer a car with your thought power alone. Using commercially available sensors to measure brain waves, scientists were able to distinguish the bio  »



RSS  |  Contact us

| Quick links



Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant






About us




Government Schemes











Contact us





      Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

© 2010 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.