Friday, June 10, 2011

Bahrain: Opposition party alleges nearly 400 people on trial over protests

Ahlul Bayt News Agency reports Bahrain's opposition party al-Wefaq says the Manama regime is to put nearly 400 people on trial over their alleged roles in peaceful anti-regime protests.

The party said that up to 50 people have already been sentenced, with penalties ranging from a short prison term to execution, Reuters reported on Thursday.

A Bahraini government official, who demanded anonymity, rejected the opposition's statement saying al-Wefaq's trial data was exaggerated.

“It's much less than that,” he said, but did not specify any number.

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