BAHRAIN: FOUR PROTESTERS SENTENCED TO DEATH
April 28, 2011: A Bahraini military court sentenced four men to death for killing two police officers during the pro-democracy protests that were crushed by the authorities last month.
The court sentenced Ali Abdullah Hassan al-Sankis, Qassim Hassan Matar, Saeed Abduljalil Saeed and Adbulaziz Abdulridha Ibrahim Hussain to death.
Three other defendants tried with them, Issa Abdullah Kadhim Ali, Sadeq Ali Mahdi and Hussein Jaafar Abdulkarim, were sentenced to life in prison by the same court. All seven accused are reported to have denied the charges. (Sources: AI, 28/04/2011)