For almost a month in Bahrain, the village of Mahazza in Sitra has been under a security siege by the country's Interior Ministry. With the absence of free media in the country, citizen journalism, once again, was the only means of getting reports on what was happening on the ground. Through Facebook and Twitter, Bahrainis have posted their rallies in support of Mahazza and shared information about raids on houses and many arrests. In an event in solidarity with Mahazza, Al-Wefaq opposition bloc stated on December 2, 2012, that there have been more than 90 arrests and around 330 house raids until that date. The numbers have gone up since then.
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