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Bahrain Court Overturns Jail Term for Opposition Leader

DUBAI, Oct 18 – A Bahraini court has overturned a 9-year prison term imposed on the country’s most prominent opposition leader, in a ruling that could lower political tensions in the Gulf kingdom. In a public hearing on Monday, Bahrain’s court of cassation ordered a retrial of Sheikh Ali Salman, chief of the al-Wefaq Islamic

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Bahrain National Reconciliation Efforts Stalled: U.S. State Dept

By Warren Strobel and Yara Bayoumy WASHINGTON, June 23 – Bahrain’s efforts to build national reconciliation after it crushed street protests in 2011 have stalled, and the Western ally in the Gulf has not implemented recommendations to protect freedom of expression, including nonviolent dissent, according to a U.S. State Department report obtained by Reuters. In

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Bahrain Lengthens Shiite Leader’s Jail Term to 9 Years: Opposition

DUBAI, May 30 (Reuters) – A Bahraini appeals court on Monday more than doubled the prison term imposed on the country’s most prominent opposition leader, Sheikh Ali Salman, to nine years from four, a ruling that could increase political tensions in the Gulf kingdom. Bahrain’s public prosecutor said the stiffer sentence related to “crimes of

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