Leader of Bahraini Opposition Movement Arrested at Beirut Airport

Lebanese authorities arrested the leader of the Bahraini opposition Haq movement after arriving at Rafik Hariri international airport on Tuesday, An Nahar daily said.

Hassan Mashaima was arrested after Lebanese authorities discovered he was wanted by Bahraini Interpol, the newspaper said Thursday.

Mashaima was one of 32 Shiite activists who received a royal pardon from King Hamad on Wednesday. He was being tried in absentia.

He had been expected to return to Manama on Tuesday but did not, said Agence France Presse.

Bahrain protesters have vowed not to budge from Pearl Square, epicenter of anti-regime demonstrations, despite the release of the leading opposition activists and renewed calls by the king for talks.

Source: Agence France Presse

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