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Protests continue in Bahrain after opposition leader's arrest

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 00:53

Anti-government protesters break out in Bahrain after a court sentences two men to death. Elly Park reports.

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Anti-government protests flare up in the streets of Bahrain, after a court handed a rare death sentence to two Shi'ite Muslim men for plotting a bomb attack that killed a police officer in February. A third was sentenced to life in prison. The ruling came a day after authorities detained Sheikh Ali Salman, the head of the country's main Shi'ite opposition group al-Wefaq, for unspecified violations. His photograph is carried by many Shi'ite demonstrators who call for greater social, political and economic equality in the Sunni-led country. Sporadic protests have erupted in the Western-allied kingdom since 2011. The court ruling is subject to appeal.

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Protests continue in Bahrain after opposition leader's arrest

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 00:53