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Arabia
Bahrain Shiites Protest at Jail for 13 Activists
2013-01-13
[An Nahar] Thousands of Shiites demonstrated near Manama on Saturday in a new protest against an appeals court upholding jail terms for 13 activists on charges of plotting to overthrow Bahrain's monarchy, witnesses said.

"We will not resign ourselves to it" and "we will not forget the prisoners," shouted demonstrators during the peaceful protest that was monitored by a heavy security presence. Some carried photos of those convicted.

On Monday, the Court of Cassation upheld sentences ranging from between five years and life in prison against the 13, who took part in 2011 anti-government protests.

They were convicted by a military tribunal on charges that included "setting up terror groups to topple the regime," and were later retried in a civilian court.
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