Mideast Bahrain

June 24, 2011 - 8:59 AM
FILE - In this March 13, 2011 file photo, a Bahraini anti-government protester gestures in front of riot police on an overpass near Pearl roundabout in Manama, Bahrain. A court sentenced eight Shiite activists to life in prison Wednesday, June 22, 2011 and issued long jail terms for 13 others in the latest blow by authorities waging a crackdown against protesters seeking greater rights in the Gulf kingdom. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)