Human rights activists, opposition leaders jailed for life in Bahrain, “home of the US Fifth Fleet” (so it’s OK)

Life Sentences for Bahrain Activists
Eight activists jailed for life for allegedly plotting coup during protests earlier this year, according to state news.

Eight prominent activists accused of plotting a coup in Bahrain during protests earlier this year have been sentenced to life in prison, according to the country’s state news agency.

The court on Wednesday also sentenced other defendants, from among the 21 suspects on trial, to between two and 15 years in jail.

The Bahrain News Agency said the life sentences were issued against a prominent Shia political leader, Hassan Mushaima; activists Abdulhady al-Khawaja, Abduljalil al-Singace and five others.

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