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Bahrain military court sentences 4 Shiites to death

Bahrain sentences 4 to death over premeditated murder of policemen, 3 others sentenced to life in prison over same charges

AFP, Thursday 28 Apr 2011
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A Bahraini military court sentenced four Shiite protesters to death and three others to life in prison Thursday over the of killing two policemen when security forces crushed a pro-democracy protest last month, a Shiite opposition official said.

Ali Abdullah Hasan, Qasim Hassan Mattar, Saeed Abdul Jalil Saeed, and Abdul Aziz Abdullah Ibrahim, were sentenced to death, ex-MP from Al-Wefaq Shiite opposition group, Matar Matar, told AFP.

Issa Abdullah Kazem, Sadiq Ali Mahdi, and Hussein Jaafar Abdul Karim were sentenced to life in prison, he added.
The seven whose trial began on April 17 had faced charges of premeditated murder.

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