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Farcical Bahraini (in)justice..... release murders, and imprison freedom fighters!

Farcical Bahraini (in)justice.....  release murders, and imprison freedom fighters! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

A Bahraini appeals court acquitted two policemen and reduced a jail term for another accused of killing anti-regime protesters in 2011. However, it confirmed jail sentences to protesters charged with attacking police forces.

The two acquitted police officers faced charges of shooting dead an anti-regime protester in November 2011, AFP reported.

In a separate case the court cut a 7 year prison sentence of another officer to six months. The policeman was sentenced in January for beating to death a Shiite protester.

A number of policemen are on trial for allegedly torturing hundreds of detained Shiite protesters after crushing rallies against the Sunni-led government in March 2011.

In addition the court confirmed 5 year jail terms of 19 Shiite anti-regime protesters, which were charged each with attacking police forces.

This comes in the wake of clashes on Friday between police forces and thousands of Shiites in the village of Diraz, west of the capital Manama.

The protesters threw stones at hundreds of riot police who fired tear gas and water cannons, a witness said as cited by Reuters. The violence continued for about an hour before the police dispersed the crowd.

The protests were prompted by an unauthorized raid by security forces on a home of a top Shiite cleric Ayatollah Sheikh Issa Qassim on May 17.

Following the incident the main Bahraini opposition group Al-Wefaq announced on Wednesday that it would withdraw from reconciliation talks with the government for two weeks.....

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#Bahrain : AlEker siege repeated in Bani Jamrah,MOI lies....

#Bahrain : AlEker siege repeated in Bani Jamrah,MOI lies.... | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
    Breaking Turba and Throwing Quran,Stealin…
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I FOUND THE WEAPON!   It is still smoking and it is in the hand of the regime!  AlKhalifas = categorical liars!

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Bahraini court cuts policeman's seven-year jail term

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A Bahraini appeals court on Sunday reduced a seven-year jail term handed down to a policeman accused of killing a Shiite protester in 2011 to six months, a judicia
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This is the culture of impunity in Bahrain!  I'm sure his 'imprisonment' is in a private cell, with all the amenities as well....Al KJhalifa = criminals!

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