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US Embassy Welcomes What it Called "Expanding Alternative Sentencing Law in Bahrain"

2021-09-19 - 1:21 am

Bahrain Mirror: The US Embassy in Bahrain welcomed via its twitter account Bahrain's expanded application of its alternative sentencing law.

The embassy stressed in its tweet the US support to the kingdom's continuing efforts to strengthen its judicial processes.

Bahrain has conditionally released 30 prisoners under new rules allowing electronic monitoring and home detention instead, the government said on Wednesday.

The Gulf state has imprisoned thousands of protesters, journalists and activists - some in mass trials - since an anti-government uprising in 2011.

Under a 2017 "alternative sentences law", prisoners who had served at least half their sentence in jail were allowed to complete it outside via measures including community service, rehabilitation courses and electronic surveillance.

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