The London-based Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy said on Tuesday that Ebtisam al-Sayegh was taken into custody by masked, armed police shortly before midnight the previous day. The group says authorities presented no arrest warrant and did not say where the 48-year-old was being taken. Amnesty International has expressed concern that al-Sayegh alleged she was tortured and sexually assaulted during a previous detention in May. The detention is part of an ongoing crackdown on dissent by the small Gulf country. Bahraini authorities did not respond to a request for comment on Tuesday. The country, which hosts the US Navy’s 5th Fleet, has previously said it is opposed to any kind of mistreatment.
Female Activist Detained In Bahrain For A Second Time