BEIRUT: Hezbollah denounced Wednesday the ongoing detention of a senior Bahraini opposition politician and called for his imminent release.
“Despite all the condemnations from various human rights groups and NGOs in the Arab World to the detention of... Mr. Khalil Marzouq by the Bahraini authorities, these authorities seem to insist on using violence and oppression against this decent person,” said the party in a statement.
“We, in the Loyalty to the Resistance bloc... call for the imminent release of Marzouq and all political detainees in Bahrain.
Marzouq, of the opposition Al Wefaq party, was summoned by police last week on charges of inciting “acts of terror.”
The statement also accused the Bahraini authorities of “tyrannizing the oppressed people of Bahrain who absolutely reject the policy [of these authorities].”