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Bahraini court jails 14 anti-regime demonstrators

A court in Bahrain has handed long jail terms to 14 opposition protesters, as the Al Khalifa regime continues its crackdown on the dissidents. The young demonstrators from the northwestern village of Bani Jamra, which is located near the capital Manama, were given jail sentences between 10 and 15 years. On December 30, 2013, another court in Bahrain sentenced five anti-regime protesters to 15 years in priso ...

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Bahraini protesters stage anti-regime demos

People have taken to streets in Bahrain to hold pro-democracy protests against the ruling Al Khalifa regime. The demonstration, dubbed “No to dictatorship, yes to democracy,” was held in the Bahraini capital Manama, where anti-regime protesters called for a political solution to the crisis in the country on Friday. The protesters said their rights cited in the country’s constitution have been violated by th ...

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Bahrainis hold anti-regime protests

People have taken to the streets in several towns and villages in Bahrain in protest against the rule of Al Khalifa regime, Press TV reports. Amateur footage shows anti-regime protesters holding peaceful demonstrations on Monday in some towns and villages of the country, including the northeastern island of Sitra, and the villages of Banee Jamra and Karb Abad. The protesters carried pictures of those killed ...

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Anti-regime protesters hold rally in Bahrain

Pro-democracy Bahraini protesters have held a fresh demonstration against the Al Khalifa regime, Press TV reports. The demonstration was held in the village of Damestan late on Friday in solidarity with political prisoners. The protesters were specifically calling for the release of Hassan al-Mushaima. He was jailed for life over participating in demonstrations against the ruling Al Khalifah dynasty. Bahrai ...

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Bahrain forces attack protesters in Marakh, wound two

Security forces in Bahrain have attacked anti-regime protesters in a village west of the capital, Manama, wounding two people. The Al Khalifa regime has confirmed the incident, which happened in the village of Marakh on Thursday. There has been no word on the condition of the two wounded men. Also on Thursday, Bahraini regime forces arrested Shia cleric Sayyed Mahmud al-Moussawi after storming his house in ...

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Anti-regime protests held across Bahrain

People continue to hold anti-government demonstrations across Bahrain as the Al Khalifa regime steps up its crackdown on protesters and activists. Demonstrators on Saturday protested in the northeastern island of Sitra. In the central village of A'ali, protesters denounced the destruction of Shia mosques by the Bahraini authorities. Regime forces also clashed with protesters in the eastern village of Nuwaid ...

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Bahrain sentences five protesters to 15 years in jail

A court in Bahrain has sentenced five opposition protesters to 15 years in prison as the Al Khalifa regime continues its crackdown on dissent. According to a report by Bahrain’s official BNA news agency, the regime accused the men of being behind two bomb attacks, including one during last year's Formula 1 race. Two of the defendants were tried in absentia. The agency said the protesters had admitted being ...

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Bahraini princess acquitted of torture charges

A Bahraini lawyer has confirmed that princess Sheikha Noura bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa has been acquitted on charges of torturing doctors. Hameed Mulla, a lawyer for the doctors, made the remarks in a telephone interview from the capital Manama on Friday, Reuters reported. The princess was one of the two police officers acquitted by the country’s Supreme Criminal Appeals Court on December 23. The lawyer said t ...

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Bahraini court acquits two police officers

A court in Bahrain has cleared two police officers accused of torturing six doctors arrested during anti-regime protests in 2011, a Bahraini lawyer says. On Monday, lawyer Ali Al Juffairi said that the court acquitted the pair, including Sheikha Noura bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, a female police officer and a member of Bahrain's royal family. The lawyer added that none of the doctors or the police officers were ...

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NGOs censure Bahrain for torturing journalists

Ten international human rights groups have sent a letter to the United Nations, denouncing the arrest and torture of Bahraini journalists by the Al Khalifa regime. The letter, which had been signed by the Media Legal Defense Initiative and the International Federation for Human Rights, among other rights groups, was sent to UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opi ...

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