‘Photographer ‘Ahmed al-Fardan’ arrested at his house this morning,’ al-Bahrain al-Youm (Bahrain), 27 December 2013

The photographer Ahmed al-Fardan was arrested in a raid on his home on Thursday 27th December 2013 and has joined the list of 4 other Bahraini photographers arrested in a string of crackdowns since the start of the Arab Spring.

إعتقال المصور “أحمد الفردان” من منزله فجر اليوم

البحرين اليوم – (خاص)

٢٧ ديسمبر ٢٠١٣

أعلنت مصادر مطلعة في داخل البحرين أن السلطات قامت فجر الخميس باعتقال المصور الشاب أحمد الفردان بعد مداهمة منزله في منطقة “أبو صيبع” غرب العاصمة المنامة.

وقال معارضون بحرانيون أن اعتقال أحمد الفردان يأتي ضمن مسلسل استهداف الصحفيين والاعلاميين منذ تفجر ثورة الرابع عشر من فبراير عام 2011 ، مؤكدين أن مقياس حرية الصحافة الصادر عن منظمة “مراسلون بلا حدود”، قد أورد أسماء أربعة مصورين بحرينيين ضمن قائمة ضمت 178 صحافيا معتقلا في العالم.

وقالوا أن المنظمة أدرجت في قائمتها أسماء المصورين قاسم زين الدين، المعتقل بتاريخ 2 أغسطس 2013، وحسين حبيل، المعتقل بتاريخ 31 يوليو 2013، وأحمد حميدان، المعتقل بتاريخ 29 ديسمبر 2012، وحسن معتوق، المعتقل منذ 12 مايو 2011. (199)

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Translation

Photographer ‘Ahmed al-Fardan’ arrested at his house this morning

al-Bahrain al-Youm

Informed sources within Bahrain announced that on Thursday morning, the authorities arrested the photographer Ahmed al-Fardan after raiding his house in Abu Sib’a west of the capital Manama.

The Bahraini opposition said that Ahmed al-Fardan’s arrest comes in a series of targetings of journalists and media personal since the Revolution sparked off on the 14 February 2011, stressing that the ‘measure of freedom of press’ issued by the organization ‘Reporters without Borders’ has cited four Bahraini photographers amongst 178 detained in the world.

They said that the Organization included the photographers; Qasim Zainuddin arrested on August 2, 2013; Hussain Habil, arrested on July 31, 2013; Ahmed Humaidan, arrested December 29, 2012; and Hassan Matouk, who has been detained since May 12, 2011. (199).

Translated by Robert Forster.

Article available at al-Bahrain al-Youm.

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