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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Bahrain protesters sentenced to death over police killings
Meagan McElroy at 12:00 AM ET

On April 28, 2011, a Bahrain court sentenced four protesters to death for allegedly killing two police officers during the country's violently repressed democratic protests. The trial, condemned by Amnesty International (AI) as unfair, followed criticism by non-governmental organizations of Bahrain's allegedly "rampant" human rights abuses and the arrest of six political opposition leaders in March 2011. In April 2012, AI claimed that despite some concessions to the region-wide reform movement known as the Arab Spring, Bahrain's government has failed to address human rights violations within the country.

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