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Bahrain Sentences Protester To Death, Jails Medics Who Treated Protesters

A court in Bahrain has sentenced 20 medics to up to 15 years in prison on charges that include inciting the overthrow of the government and provoking sectarian hatred.

The special security court sentenced a protester to death for killing a policeman.

The medics treated people injured when a protest movement calling for more rights for the country's Shi'ite majority in the Sunni-ruled kingdom was crushed earlier this year.

On September 28, a court in Bahrain upheld life sentences for eight Shi'a activists convicted over their alleged role in protests. It also upheld sentences of up to 15 years on 13 other activists.

compiled from agency reports