100 detainees likely to be released
Manama, July 12, 2011
Around 100 people detained in the aftermath of Bahrain's anti-government protests are expected to be released in the coming days.
Sources said that around 50 prisoners were freed from the Criminal Investigation Directorate (CID) headquarters in Adliya on Sunday (July 10).
Relatives of prisoners, who waited outside the building late into the night, said they had been informed through social networking sites that the prisoners would be released.
"We were expecting all of them to walk out but that has not happened," said one man, whose nephew is one of those expected to be freed. "We have now been informed they would be released in batches. We are expecting all of them to walk free in the next two to three days."
Another man, whose son is in detention, said he has been told to await a call from officials when to come and pick his son up.
The Interior Ministry was yesterday (July 11) unable to comment on the reports. – TradeArabia News Service
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