Bahrain hunger striker wins re­trial

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

A Bahrain court has or­dered re­tri­als for a prom­i­nent hunger striker and 20 oth­ers con­victed by a mil­i­tary-led tri­bunal in a crack­down against an up­ris­ing in the Gulf king­dom. The decision, which shifts the cases to Bahrain’s high­est ap­peals court, was seen as a vic­tory for sup­port­ers of rights ac­tivist Ab­dul­hadi al-khawaja and other op­po­si­tion fig­ures sen­tenced last year un­der mar­tial law-style rules im­posed by Bahrain’s rulers. But there ap­peared no im­me­di­ate pos­si­bil­ity for the re­lease of the group

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