Bahrain Security forces have arrested a human rights lawyer and two physicians according to Associated Press.
Mohammad Tajer, a human rights lawyer was arrested last night at midnight at his home, Associated Press quoted reports from Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights and Vefagh opposition party.
Tajer was defence attorney for Hassan Mashimah, leader of Hagh Shiite group who was arrested last March.
Hassan Mashimah returned to Bahrain from a self-imposed exile in Britain in February and joining the protests has announced that the uprising must continue until the fall of the current regime.
Two Bahraini physicians, whose names have not been announced yet, have also been arrested by the security forces.
The opposition claims the arrest of the physicians is a move to intimidate health care workers and prevent them from extending assistance to injured protesters.
Bahrain government has called on its Gulf Cooperation Council partners to assist them in putting down the Bahraini uprising which started in February. Saudi and UAE troops are currently deployed in the Isand monarchy to crush the protests.
Prior to the arrival of the foreign troops, MPs connected with the Shiite Vefagh Party had withdrwn from the parliament and joined the lines of protesters. Vefagh Party was able to gather over one hundred thousand people to join the peaceful protests in Pearl Square in the early days of the protests.
The protests which began in demand for reform in the government to make it more inclusive of the Shiite majority in the country, has now expanded into demanding an end to the four decade rule of the current prime minister.
While Bahrainis are predominantly Shiite, the ruling monarchy is Sunni and has close ties to Saudi Arabia.
Yesterday Ali Akbar Salehi, Iran’s foreign minister called on the UN Secretary General to take immediate action to "end the massacre of the people of Bahrain."
The Sunni government of Bahrain has accused Iran of interfering in its internal affairs, but Iran insists that its support for Bahraini people is a moral imperative and is not motivated by sectarian biases.