Bahrain, Syria (and Beyond) Live Coverage: A Death, A Hunger Striker, Injuries, Detentions...and a Grand Prix
Bahraini economist and activist Ala'a Shehabi, arrested this afternoon (see 1609 GMT), speaking on Friday about protest, politics, and rights
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2359 GMT: We close todays coverage with this picture of Dr Ala'a Shehabi, taken shortly after her release:
2330 GMT: Dr Ala'a Shehabi, Al A'ali and the Channel 4 News team, arrested earlier in Bahrain, have all been freed.
Jonathan Miller tweeted his release first:
I've been released with my crew. Breakneck drive to Bahrain airport in police van. Being deported now.— Jonathan Miller (@millerC4) April 22, 2012
Shortly after, Maryam AlKhawaja confirmed Ala'a and Ali's release, via fellow BCHR activist Said Yousif:
Miller also added this troubling coda:
Bahraini police refused to give us back our cameras and computers.— Jonathan Miller (@millerC4) April 22, 2012