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Bahrain: Finally no prison sentence for 11 years old "public enemy"


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Bahrain: Finally no prison sentence for 11 years old "public enemy"

A Bahriani court has ruled that an 11-year-old boy, who was released from prison early in June after a month behind bars, can remain at home although he must be monitored by authorities.

Ali Hasan was arrested during the pro-democracy riots on May 14, and remains charged with offences including participation in an illegal gathering.

He claims to have been arrested while he was simply out playing in the street, but Bahrain’s chief prosecutor for juveniles said the boy had been arrested while blocking a road with wooden planks and rubbish bins.

Anti-government protests started in February last year, spurred by the Arab spring in neighbouring countries.

Although uprising failed to take hold in the same way, clashes still continue.

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