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Bahrain: Protesters sentenced to 15 years in prison

By Sara Yasin / 3 October 2011


Bahrain’s National Safety Court has handed 15 year sentences to protesters in two different cases involving University of Bahrain. In one case, the court gave 15 years in prison to 15 individuals that were participating in protests and vandalism at University of Bahrain, and they were convicted of attempted murder of military personnel during the unrest. In another case, six university students were also sentenced to 15 years in prison for allegedly being involved with the protests. A seventh student was charged with attempted murder and sentenced to 18 years in prison.


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