Again, Bahraini photographer arrested for photography

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Prize-winning photo by Ammar Abdul-Rasool

This is one of the prize-winning photos by Bahraini photographer Ammar Abdul-Rasool. It depicts a peaceful Bahraini pro-democracy demonstrator presenting flowers to police, hoping to defuse a tense situation.

From the Bahrain Center for Human Rights:

29 July, 2014

Bahraini Authorities Resume the Targeting of Photographers with the Arrest of Ammar Abdul-Rasool

As part of a wider repressive campaign against freedom of opinion and expression in Bahrain, the number of detained Bahraini photographers rises to six.

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses its concern for the Bahrain authorities’ continuing disregard of calls by international human rights organisations to end the security clampdown on Bahrainis demanding freedom and democracy. The BCHR is particularly concerned about the targeting of journalists, photographers and human rights activists whose peaceful activities have managed to break through the government’s news blackout and widely disseminate the far-reaching violations of the Bahrain government.

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