Plainclothes security officers arrested freelance photographer Ammar Abdulrasool and confiscated his camera during a house raid on July 24, 2014, news reports said. The early-morning raid was one of several in the village of Eker.
Abdulrasool, an award-winning photographer, had captured many iconic images of the popular uprising against the Bahraini government that began in the spring of 2011, including a photograph of a police officer refusing a flower from a protester.
In a rare order by the Court of Appeals, Bahraini photographer Ammar Abdulrasool was released on May 4, according to Al-Wasat newspaper. His appeal of his 2-year sentence is ongoing.
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