From PTI news agency:
Bahrain jails 29 for trying to reach uprising hub
Last Updated: Friday, July 05, 2013, 21:46
Manama: A defence lawyer in Bahrain says 29 protesters have been sentenced to one month in prison for trying to enter a heavily guarded area that was once the center of the Gulf nation’s anti-government uprising.
The court decision comes as some opposition groups, inspired by Egyptian crowds that helped topple President Mohammed Morsi, are calling for stepped-up protests.
Lawyer Mohamed al-Wasti said today the group was convicted of trying to bypass security cordons last year to reach Pearl Square, the hub of protests in early 2011.
Al-Wasti said the protesters plan to appeal yesterday’s court ruling.
Bahrain has faced nearly 29 months of unrest as Shiite-led protesters seek a greater political…
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