Bahrain Sentences 26 Protesters

October 05, 2011
Headlines

A security court in Bahrain has sentenced 26 activists for taking part in pro-democracy protests earlier this year. According to the official Bahrain News Agency, the sentences range from five to 15 years. The rulings bring the total number of people in Bahrain convicted for participation in anti-government demonstrations to 60 in the last two days. Bahrain is a key U.S. government ally in the Middle East, hosting the Navy’s Fifth Fleet.