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Human rights group that sailed 5 times into port of Gaza.

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On Saturday, Bahrain arrested and deported two U.S. human rights lawyers, Huwaida Arraf, chair of the Free Gaaz movement and Radhika Sainath, for their role in recent protests. They were deported Sunday and returned to New York last night. Both Arraf and Sainath are human rights lawyers and members of the Witness Bahrain initiative, which places international observers in the country in the hopes of preventing violence by security forces.

Their arrest comes just ahead of the one-year anniversary of the popular uprising against the U.S.-backed monarchy.