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The Bahrain Centre for Human Rights said on Wednesday authorities had arrested prominent bIogger Mohamed Hassan.
Nabeel Rajab, head of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, said on Twitter that Bahraini police had blocked roads leading to the funeral in the Shiite district of Al-Daih.
Present were Salman Nasser from the Gulf European Center for Human Rights, Atiyatollah Rohani from the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR), as well as some relatives of the defendants and the victims.
Nabeel Rajab, president of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, spoke out after the sport's governing body announced it had reinstated the race and shoehorned it into the calendar on October 30 despite the widelyreported human rights abuses.
Maryam Al-Khawaja, of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, said: "Saying no to the F1 race in Bahrain sends a strong message, not only to the royal family in Bahrain, but to every dictator in the world.
Maryam Al-Khawaja of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, believes "a very strong message" would be sent out to the Bahraini royal family and "to every dictator in the world" if the sport said no to a race this year.
Ecclestone's remarks come in the wake of comments made by Nabeel Rajab, the vice president of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights.
With the international spotlight set to focus on the country for the start of the new F1 season on March 13, Nabeel Rajab, the vice president of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, feels certain protesters will look to take advantage.
State media said those expected to be charged included leading figures from Al Wefaq society, the banned Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, and the London-based Bahrain Freedom Movement.
The Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) was dissolved to team up with the Coalition for Organ-Failure Solutions (COFS) to implement the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons.
The letter was reported to have been signed by the Stop the War coalition, the Stop Arming Saudi group, the Arab Organization for Human Rights in UK, and the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights.
Maryam, director of advocacy at the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, was detained in August when she returned from Europe, and freed on bail pending trial on charges including assault, entering Bahrain illegally and insulting His Majesty Sheikh King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.
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