Bahrain sentences 10 Shi'ite leaders to life in jail

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Posted: Jun 22, 2011 4:41 PM
Bahrain sentences 10 Shi'ite leaders to life in jail

MANAMA (Reuters) - Bahrain sentenced 10 Shi'ite prominent activists to life in prison on Wednesday for plotting a coup during protests that rocked the Sunni-ruled Gulf island kingdom earlier this year.

The court also sentenced other defendants among 21 suspects on trial to between two and five years in jail.