Bahrain sentences 167 people to prison in crackdown on dissent

FILE PHOTO: Protesters holding photos of Bahrain's leading Shi'ite cleric Isa Qassim shout religious slogans during a sit-in outside his home in the village of Diraz west of Manama, Bahrain July 27, 2016. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/File Photo

DUBAI (Reuters) – A Bahraini court sentenced 167 people arrested in 2017 at a sit-in outside the home of Bahrain’s leading Shi’ite Muslim cleric to between six months and 10 years in prison at a trial in late February, court documents and lawyers said. Protesters had gathered at the home of Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim […]

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