Bahrain’s Sunni rulers have stepped up their crackdown on cyber activists in the country, according to members of Wefaq, the nation’s largest Shiite opposition group. The party says at least 20 people were detained March 31, while 31 others were missing, Reuters reports. The country’s Sunni rulers have been battling to quell Shiite-led protests, which started last month, through measures that include imposing martial law, inviting troops from Sunni-ruled neighbor countries and banning public gatherings, among others.

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  • Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.