Wed, 28 Jan 2009 01:58:24 GMT | PressTV
protesters burn tires
The riots erupted Monday after three opposition activists were arrested for supposedly ignoring summons by the public prosecutor for questioning linked to arrests last month of 14 Bahrainis for allegedly plotting to overthrow the government in Manama.
On Tuesday, the public prosecutor charged the three Shia Muslim activists with promoting a coup "through terrorism", according to a statement issued by the public prosecutor's office.
The statement said they have also been charged with joining an outlawed group, violating other citizens' liberties, and inciting hatred against the ruling regime. One activist was released but banned from traveling, and the two others were in custody, the public prosecutor's office added.