Bahrain jails another 37 activists for up to 15 years

A Bahraini riot policeman fires tear gas at protesters in the village of al-Maqsha on September 21, 2013. (Photo: AFP - Mohammed al-Shaikh)

Published Monday, September 30, 2013

A Bahraini court on Monday jailed 37 activists for up to 15 years for carrying out "terrorist crimes" in the kingdom, home to a two-year-old uprising, a judicial source said.

The ruling comes one day after the court sentenced 50 other activist and protest leaders, most of whom gave confessions under torture according to a human rights group.

The criminal court in Manama, headed by a judge appointed by the Bahraini king, sentenced four of the defendants on Monday to 15 years in prison. It jailed six for 10 years and handed five-year jail terms to 27 others, the source said, adding that only two were acquitted.

Eighteen of the 37 defendants were tried in absentia, according to the same source.

The 37 were convicted of "carrying out terrorist crimes on April 24 as part of a group attempt to undermine public security and endanger lives of people and public property as well as attempting to kill policemen," according to the charges.

Bahrain, suffering the throes of a two-and-half year long uprising against the western-backed Khalifa ruling family, has witnessed a spate of arrests of activists and dissidents unjustly accused of terrorism charges, local and international human rights groups have said.

At least 89 people have been killed since the protests erupted in February 2011, according to the International Federation for Human Rights.

Bahrain is home to the US Navy's Fifth Fleet and is an offshore financial and services center for its oil and gas-rich Gulf Arab neighbors.

(AFP, Al-Akhbar)

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Bahrain sees the subversion of Iran up close and personal every day as Hezbollah pays school kids to firebomb schools; block traffic with burning tires and throw stones at cars trying to get around the blockades. The adult thugs explode gas cylinders in villages, bulldoze houses of decent working Shia to intimidate the majority, while Hezbollah trained terrorists rig IED's to kill policemen and destroy Bahrain's economy.

And President Obama blames the ruling government, that has welcomed the U.S Fifth Fleet on its island-which would be evicted first if Iran's agents take over!

It is part of a larger regional strategy to form the Shia crescent; Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Bahrain, and Iran is the head of the snake. When Iran has their nuke, they will hold the World hostage by threatening the Arabian Gulf countries, which pump 60% of the World’s oil production; and is the key to Iran’s World Domination. And the end of the West as we know it!

These truths are woven into Amazon Kindle's new thriller The Bahrain Protocol; the naive will hope for the best, but those with wisdom had better prepare for the worst.

what else can we expect from these bloody delusional minded dictators in GCC CUNT-RIES?? these bastards will support Israel but not Syria...these bastards will kill their own people coz they are demanding democracy..... the champions of democracy the west namely, US/UK will support Egyptian Army with out hesitation or consideration that it is killing its own people.......they support the bloody kings and sheikhs and dictators but talk about democracy....hipocrat bastards....

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