Bahrain's most senior opposition leader goes on trial

January 28, 2015 2:05 PM

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Bahrain's most senior opposition leader goes on trial

MANAMA(Reuters) - Bahrain's top opposition leader went on trial on Wednesday on charges of promoting the violent overthrow of the political system, a case that has riled his followers and inflamed unrest in the Sunni-ruled Gulf Arab state.

Sheikh Ali Salman's detention after a protest rally in December sparked violent demonstrations in Bahrain, with protesters throwing iron bars and stones at security forces who fired tear gas, rubber bullets and bird shot.

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