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West turns blind eye to Bahrain

A BAHRAINI court has upheld jail sentences against opposition figures convicted of plotting to overthrow the government.

Eight were sentenced to life and 10 others to 15-year terms.

As of September this year, at least 50 protesters have been killed by security forces. Do I hear a drumbeat to war coming from the Pentagon?

Where's the urgency within the international community to end this brutal treatment?

But Bahrain hosts the US Navy's Fifth Fleet. That's why I can't hear the drumbeat to war.

LOUIS SHAWCROSS

Hillsborough, Co Down

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