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article imageBahraini boy sentenced to 5 years in prison

By Saunon Malek     Jun 10, 2013 in World
Bahrain’s criminal court has sentenced a 15-year-old boy named Hossein al-Havaj to five years in prison, for simply igniting a trashcan on fire, reported the Mer’at al-Bahrain news agency.
The young boy had taken part of anti-government protests, which have been occurring since mid-February of 2011, where protesters have called on the al-Khalifa dynasty to step down.
Bahrain’s al-Wefaq National Islamic Society condemned the regime for sentencing al-Havaj, and additionally, human rights activists have claimed that while the boy has been sentenced to prison, “security forces who have killed the protesters and opposition forces are acquitted by Bahrain's judiciary”.
Throughout the past two years, protests that have taken place between Bahrain’s despotic regime and the opposition has resulted in the deaths of hundreds, and injury of thousands. Despite many filed complaints, no solemn action on behalf of the international community has been taken to end the abuses committed against the Bahraini people.
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