Bahrain frees three women arrested for protesting at UN offices in Manama

15 June 2011

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said today that it has received information that three Bahraini women who had been taken into custody for taking part in a peaceful protest at its offices in the capital, Manama, have been released and charges against them dropped.

“UNDP made urgent representation to Bahrain’s authorities to release the three women,” UNDP said in a statement issued in New York.

The Fund said it has launched a formal investigation into how the incident at its office was handled.

 

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