Anti-government protests shake Bahrain

The UN has called for Bahrain to release a prominent human rights activists Ahmed Humaidan and Maryam al-Khawaja, expressing concern about 'ongoing violations' of freedom of expression in the Gulf kingdom.
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A blindfolded Bahraini protester holds up a placard bearing the portrait of jailed photographer Ahmed Humaidan during an anti-government protest in the village of Jannusan, west of Manama, on September 5, 2014. 'Ongoing violations of the rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association, and the targeting of human rights activists in Bahrain remain of serious concern,' Ravina Shamdasani, the spokeswoman for the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said in a statement. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A Bahraini protester, wearing a shirt showing jailed human rights activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, takes part in an anti-government protest on September 5, 2014 in the village of Jannusan, west of Manama. 'Ongoing violations of the rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association, and the targeting of human rights activists in Bahrain remain of serious concern,' Ravina Shamdasani, the spokeswoman for the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said in a statement. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A blindfolded Bahraini protester holds up a placard in the shape of a camera with a portrait of jailed photographer Ahmed Humaidan on September 5, 2014 during an anti-government protest in the village of Jannusan, west of Manama. 'Ongoing violations of the rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association, and the targeting of human rights activists in Bahrain remain of serious concern,' Ravina Shamdasani, the spokeswoman for the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said in a statement. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A Bahraini woman holds a placard featuring portraits of jailed political activists during an anti-government protest in the village of Jannusan, west of the capital Manama, on September 5, 2014. The UN called for Bahrain to release a prominent human rights activist and expressed concern about 'ongoing violations' of freedom of expression in the Gulf kingdom. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A Bahraini girl, holding a national flag, looks on during a protest against the government and to support jailed journalists on September 5, 2014 in the village of Jannusan, west of Manama. 'Ongoing violations of the rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association, and the targeting of human rights activists in Bahrain remain of serious concern,' Ravina Shamdasani, the spokeswoman for the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said in a statement. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Bahraini human rights activist Zainab al-Khawaja (R), sister of jailed prominent rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja, sits with her husband, Wafi al-Majed, at a cafe near the Bahrain court building after she was barred by authorities from attending the hearing, in the capital Manama on September 6, 2014. A Bahrain court ruled that Maryam al-Khawaja be kept behind bars for an extra 10 days despite a UN call for her release, her lawyer said. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Bahraini human rights activist Zainab al-Khawaja (R), sister of jailed prominent rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja, lawyer Mohammed al-Jishi (2nd R) and Zainab's husband Wafi al-Majed (2nd L), gather outside a cafe near the Bahrain court building after a hearing in the capital Manama on September 6, 2014. A Bahrain court ruled that Maryam al-Khawaja be kept behind bars for an extra 10 days despite a UN call for her release, her lawyer said. (AFP/Getty Images)