Bahrain court sentences protesters up to 15 years

A Bahrain court on June 3 issued sentences to three protesters for allegedly taking part in anti-government protests as well as attempting to kill a police officer. The crimes were committed during an attack on police in a Shi’ite village near Manama which has been a hotbed of anti-government protests since 2011. The first accused protester has been sentenced to 15 years for attempted murder and taking part in the protests, while the other two protesters were given lesser sentences of 10 years and five years.

Last month a Bahrain court sentenced six individuals to a year in prison for insulting King Hamad via Twitter. Also last month a Bahrain court sentenced 31 protesters to 15 years in prison for taking part in firebomb attacks that occurred during anti-government protests. 

From Jurist, June 4. Used with permission.