Bahrain sentences 13 more to jail terms

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Published in Middle East
Wednesday, 26 October 2011


shiitenews hammad bin issa bahrainThe US-backed Bahraini regime has sentenced 13 more people, including a Kuwait-born Canadian citizen, to jail terms for alleged involvement in anti-government protests that have been sweeping the country since February.
A defense attorney in the Persian Gulf kingdom announced on Tuesday that a civilian court sentenced Canadian Nasser al-Ras to five years in prison on charges of participating in

Since mid-February, thousands of anti-government protesters have been staging regular demonstrations in Bahrain, calling for the US-backed Al Khalifa royal family to relinquish power.
On March 14, troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates invaded Bahrain to assist the ruling regime in its brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters in the Persian Gulf island, home to a huge military base of US Navy's fifth fleet.
According to local sources, scores of people have been killed and hundreds arrested in the crackdown.

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anti-regime demonstrations, the Associated Press reported.
The lawyer, Mohsen Al-Alawi, added that jail terms were also handed down to the son and son-in-law of prominent human rights activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, a dual Bahraini-Danish citizen, who has already been sentenced to life in prison.
The civilian court also sentenced ten other people for joining the popular movement against the despotic regime of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.
Physicians for Human Rights group says doctors and nurses have been detained, tortured, or disappeared because they have "evidence of atrocities committed by the authorities, security forces and riot police" in the crackdown on anti-government protesters.
Since mid-February, thousands of anti-government protesters have been staging regular demonstrations in Bahrain, calling for the US-backed Al Khalifa royal family to relinquish power.
On March 14, troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates invaded Bahrain to assist the ruling regime in its brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters in the Persian Gulf island, home to a huge military base of US Navy's fifth fleet.
According to local sources, scores of people have been killed and hundreds arrested in the crackdown.

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