The Current | Jul 3, 2012 | 21:58
11-year-old 'protester' on trial in Bahrain
Anti-government protests in the capital of Bahrain continue nightly. And the government has cracked down hard on demonstrators and has made many arrests. One of those arrested returns to court this week. A Bahraini judge is expected to hand down a verdict in the case of Ali Jasem. Ali says he was taken to jail, interrogated without a lawyer present and forced to confess to taking part in the protests. If convicted, he faces as many as three years in prison. But Ali Jasem maintains he isn't a dissident... he was just playing. Literally. Ali Jasem is eleven years old.