Regular protests continue in Bahrain

In Bahrain this week, protesters demonstrated against the imprisonment of a prominent government opposition leader in areas, including the villages of Abu Seiba and Diraz.

Advice For Travellers

Travellers should be aware that protests against the imprisonment of the popular opposition leader have been ongoing weekly for five months. Expect continuing protests leading up to the verdict, which is set to be announced on June 16.

Regular protests occur in Bahrain, and some have turned violent. Avoid areas where there are large gatherings or protests to avoid getting caught up in any demonstration. Public rallies and gatherings have been illegal in Bahrain since 2012, and those participating may face legal action.