30 Apr '12, 1pm

UPDATE 3- #Bahrain orders retrial for hunger striker, protest leaders - Reuters

* 21 men convicted over uprising to be retried in civilian court * They will remain in jail until new verdicts reached * Decision comes after international calls for their release * Hunger striker Khawaja to continue fast, being force-fed -family * Monarchy, Shi 'ite protesters at odds over scope of reforms (Adds quotes, context, background throughout) MANAMA, April 30 (Reuters) - A Bahraini court has ordered a retrial for jailed hunger striker Abdulhadi al-Khawaja and 20 other men convicted of leading an uprising last year, but an opposition leader said the gesture was not enough to defuse resurgent unrest. The turmoil threatens the stability of Bahrain , an ally of Saudi Arabia and the United States in their stand-off with Iran, and sparked Saudi calls for a union of oil-exporting Gulf Arab states to keep Tehran and regional protest movements at bay. Following internatio...

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