MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — A lawyer in Bahrain says an appeals court has reduced the prison terms for two police officers convicted in the fatal torture of a prominent opposition media executive during crackdowns in the tense Gulf nation.
Lawyer Mohammed al-Tajir, who followed the trial, says the two officers were convicted in the April 2011 death of Abdul Karim Fakhrawi, publisher of the main opposition newspaper Al-Wasat.
The decision Sunday to lower the sentences from seven years to three years comes less than a week after the same reduction was made for a police officer convicted of shooting to death a protester in the early days of Bahrain's Shiite-led uprising in February 2011.
The latest appeals court move could spark fresh clashes in Bahrain, which is home to the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet.
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