Bahrain: New mass trial of protesters in Bahrain

On 27 February 2019, Bahrain issued a verdict sentencing 167 people in a single proceeding to prison terms for their participation in a non-violent sit-in. The ruling is yet another example of the suppression of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly that has been ongoing since 2011, and a new instance in the growing pattern of mass trials in Bahrain.

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