Bahraini court jails members of Revolution Youth Coalition

Anti-government protesters holding Bahraini flags participates in a rally called by Bahrain's main opposition Al Wefaq in Budaiya, west of Manama, September 27, 2013. (Reuters)

A Bahraini court sentenced on Sunday 50 people to up to 15 years in prison for forming the “February 14 Revolution Youth Coalition,” a judicial source said.

Sixteen defendants were handed 15-year terms, while four others were jailed for 10 years and the other 30 sentenced to five years, Agence France Presse reported the source as saying.

Iraqi cleric Hadi al-Mudaressi was among the defendants charged for creating the movement that is accused by authorities of terrorism.

The February 14 Revolution Youth Coalition has been the main motor behind an uprising that began in 2011 to demand more rights from the country’s leaders.

(With AFP)


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