Bahrain: Life in prison for Pakistani killers

A security court also gave prison terms to 7 university students charged with causing violence amid Shi’ite-led protests.

Manama: A Bahraini lawyer says 14 people have been sentenced to life in prison by a security court for the killing of a Pakistani man during anti-government unrest.

The court on Monday also gave prison terms to seven university students charged with causing violence amid Shi’ite-led protests for greater rights from the Gulf nation`s Sunni rulers.

The security court has issued a series of harsh decisions in recent weeks, including prison terms for doctors and nurses accused of aiding anti-government demonstrators.

Defence lawyer Mohsen Al Alawi says the life sentences are linked to the March killing of a Pakistani man.

Many Sunni Muslims from south Asia and Arab nations strongly support Bahrain`s leaders after receiving citizenship and jobs.

Bureau Report

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