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Patrick Cockburn: The Hard Hand of King Hamad | CounterPunch

A Bahraini national security court has sentenced four men to death for killing two police officers during the pro-democracy protests that were crushed by the authorities last month. The sentences are likely to deepen divisions between Bahrain’s Shia majority, which has been demanding greater political and civil rights, and the Sunni monarchy, backed by Saudi Arabia and the Sunni-dominated Bahraini security forces.

Read more here: Patrick Cockburn: The Hard Hand of King Hamad.

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