Bahrain king reinstates nationality to 551 citizens tried in courts

FILE PHOTO: The King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa attends the Royal Windsor Horse Show, in Windsor, Britain May 11, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo

DUBAI (Reuters) – Bahrain’s king, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, reinstated nationality to 551 people stripped of their citizenship by courts in the Gulf Arab state, state news agency BNA said on Sunday. Since a 2011 uprising, Bahrain, which hosts the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet, has prosecuted hundreds of protesters in mass trials, banned the […]

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