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Another demo in Bahrain as regime intensifies crackdown
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_01_Bahrain99(6).jpgBahrainis have once again taken to the streets to denounce the Al Khalifa regime’s unrelenting crackdown on pro-democracy protests.
 
On Thursday, anti-regime protests were held in several villages, including Al Daih and Damistan-- west of the capital Manama. 
 
The demonstrators carried their national flag and chanted anti-regime slogans during the protests. 
 
On Thursday, a court in Bahrain sentenced 18 anti-regime activists to between five and seven years in prison after convicting them of allegedly attacking a police station in a Shia village near Manama last November. 
 
The verdict brought to 122 the number of pro-democracy demonstrators sentenced to lengthy jail terms in Bahrain. 
 
On Monday, nine anti-regime activists were also to life in prison after being convicted of being allegedly involved in an attack in November 2011 in Manama. 
 
Four of the defendants, who were present at the court, had previously said that they were subjected to torture and mistreatment in solitary confinement. 
 
Five other defendants, tried in absentia, were handed additional 10-year jail terms for failing to hand themselves in. 
 
Since mid-February 2011, thousands of pro-democracy protesters have staged numerous demonstrations in the streets of Bahrain, calling for the Al Khalifa royal family to relinquish power. 
 
(Source: Press TV)

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