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On Friday, protests across Bahrain were held in response to the government's treatment of al-Wefaq, the major opposition group in the country. There's been considerable unrest since al-Wefaq refused to participate in last November's elections, blaming the government's failure to bring about political reforms.
As this episode of UnCovered explores, the protests more or less fall along a division between Shia (Bahrain's popular majority) and Sunni Muslims (the minority controlling the government). Most recently, youths and members of al-Wefaq took to the streets following the arrest of two major figures within the party: Sheikh Ali Salman and Jamil Khadim, both of whom are being held on accusations of inciting public uproar and violence. As of this posting, no formal charges had been brought.
Bahraini Protesters Clash With Police Over Opposition Leader's Detention (via Reuters)
U.S. Warns Bahrain Opposition Leader's Aarrest Could 'Inflame Tensions' (via The Guardian)
CIA World Factbook: Bahrain (via The CIA)