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By Michael P. Orsi
Edward Snowden should declare his patriotism in court
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Ali Abdulemam
The Persian Gulf state of Bahrain — home to the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet — on Thursday began the trial of 25 activists from the country's Shiite opposition who were arrested several months ago in a wide-ranging crackdown by the Sunni-dominated government.
Eid ul-Fitr, the Muslim holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, is supposed to be a joyous occasion. But in the U.S.-allied Persian Gulf nation of Bahrain, where the Sunni-dominated government has arrested scores of Shi'ite opposition activists in recent weeks, many celebrated in fear.
Like Ms. al-Singace and other family members, Jenan Al Oraibi — wife of defendant and blogger Ali Abdulemam — said she had no contact initially for weeks.