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Bahrain sentences human rights activist

[JURIST] A Bahraini court Sunday sentenced human rights activist Abdul Hadi al-Khawaja to one year in prison for inciting hatred against the government. Al-Khawaja, the vice president of the now banned Bahrain Center for Human Rights, had accused the government of financial mismanagement and called for the resignation of the Prime Minister Sheik Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa. Amnesty International has expressed concerns regarding the government's actions against the group and is calling for al-Khawaja's release. BBC News has more.

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