A military court has sentenced three well-known athletes because of the pro-democracy protests

A military court in Bahrain today (December 4, 2011) has sentenced three athletes to one year in prison for taking part in pro-democracy protests.

The three were working in the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF)


1-bodybuilder Mr.Tareq al-Fursani, a gold medallist in several Asian championships.

2- Mr.Ali Said, a goalkeeper in the national soccer team. ( More info : Bahrain TV presents confession of the national team goalkeeper)

3-Mr.Mohammed Hassan al-Dirazi, a member of the national basketball team.

Others in the same case:

1-Hameed Ali Ahmed.

2-Hassan Hameed Hassan.

3-Mohammed Zaher.

4-Abdulhadi Mahdi.

Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (BYSHR)
expresses its deep concern due to siege of opinion and freedom of peaceful assembly

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