US group: 6 American activists detained in Bahrain
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) -- An American rights group says six U.S. citizens have been detained in Bahrain during Tuesday's anti-government protests marking the one-year anniversary of the Shiite-led uprising against the Gulf kingdom's Sunni rulers.
A statement by the U.S.-based Witness Bahrain group says six American activists were arrested by Bahraini security forces on Tuesday during a peaceful march in the capital Manama.
The group says the six are being held at a police station. A government spokeswoman could not immediately comment on the report.
Another two Americans from the group were deported from Bahrain Sunday after they took part in opposition activities.
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