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Lawyer: Canadian among Bahrain unrest convictions

Lawyer: Canadian among Bahrain unrest convictions

A defense lawyer in Bahrain says 13 people, including a Kuwaiti-born Canadian, have been sentenced to jail terms for links to anti-government protests and unrest in the Gulf kingdom.
Lawyer Mohsen al-Alawi says a civilian court Tuesday sentenced Canadian Nasser al-Ras to five years in prison on charges stemming from the Shiite-led demonstrations for greater rights from the ruling Sunni monarchy.
Al-Alawi also says lesser jail terms were handed to the son and son-in-law of prominent rights activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, a dual Bahraini-Danish citizen who has been sentenced to life in prison.
Bahrain's authorities have made hundreds of arrests since protests began in February inspired by other Arab uprisings.


Updated : 2021-10-20 03:36 GMT+08:00