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Publish Date : Wednesday 11 January 2017 - 09:36
Bahrain Confirms Death Sentence for Three Protesters
Bahrain Confirms Death Sentence for Three Protesters
Islam Times - Bahraini judiciary system has confirmed the death sentences issued against three protestors by the primary courts on Monday.
Court of Cassation in Manama found Sami Mushaima, Abbas Jamil Tahir al-Sami’ and Ali Abdulshahid al-Singace guilty of killing a member of Emirati forces during the clampdown on Bahraini demonstrators in the northern village of al-Daih back in March 2014.
All three have denied their chargers both in the primary court sessions and integrations by security forces.
 The court also sentenced seven other defendants to life imprisonment while it stripped eight others of their nationality.
Thousands of anti-regime protesters have held demonstrations in Bahrain on an almost daily basis ever since the popular uprising began in the country on February 14, 2011.
They are demanding that the Al Khalifah family relinquish power and let a just system representing all Bahrainis be established.
Manama has gone to great lengths to clamp down on dissent. On March 14, 2011, troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were deployed to Bahrain to assist the government in its crackdown.
Scores of people have lost their lives and hundreds of others sustained injuries or got arrested as a result of the Al Khalifah regime’s crackdown on anti-regime activists.
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