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Bahrain riot police block demonstration on eve of 11-year-old's trial

Bahraini riot police forces stand guard after dispersing anti-government protestors before the start of a demonstration in solidarity with political prisoners in the village of Sitra, south of Manama, on June 19, 2012.

The Guardian reports that an 11-year-old boy arrested for his alleged role in a roadblock protest will go on trial in Bahrain on Wednesday.

Sixth-grade student Ali Hasan faces charges of joining an illegal gathering and other claims related to the ongoing unrest in the troubled Gulf nation.

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