Exiled Bahraini activist’s family ‘detained as revenge’

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Family members of a London-based Bahraini activist have reportedly been arrested on the Gulf island in “retaliation” for his human rights work, campaigners have said.

The mother-in-law and brother-in-law of Sayed al-Wadaei were both recently detained by Bahraini authorities, his wife told Human Rights Watch, following what she said were continued threats against the activist’s family.

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