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June 22, 2011

Bahrain hands life sentences to dissidents after executing and torturing others

June 22, 2011

June 22, 2011


Repression is only getting worse in Bahrain: execution, torture, incarceration, repression, silencing voices, and now life sentences.

"Bahrain has sentenced eight Shia activists to life in jail for plotting to overthrow the government, the state news agency BNA reports.
They were among 21 opposition figures tried by a special security court. Others got sentences of up to 15 years.
Ahead of the verdict, Shia protesters blocked roads and staged rallies".

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