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11-year-old released from Bahrain prison pending trial over protests

The Associated Press reports — An 11-year-old boy accused of taking part in anti-government protests in Bahrain has been freed from prison pending his trial, a defense lawyer says.

Sixth-grade student Ali Hasan was allowed to return home Monday after spending a month behind bars, where he took his final school exams. He faces charges of joining an illegal gathering and other claims related to the ongoing unrest in the troubled Gulf nation. Read the full story.

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