The tiny Gulf kingdom was rocked last year by a Shiite-led protest movement against the ruling Sunni regime
Bahrainis flee riot police as they gather at the start of an anti-government demonstration in the village of Sitra, south of Manama, on July 30. The office of Bahrain's prosecutor general said on Thursday it has ordered two minors to be sent to a juvenile detention centre after they were found to have taken part in an attack on a police station. © Mohammed al-Shaikh - AFP
The tiny Gulf kingdom was rocked last year by a Shiite-led protest movement against the ruling Sunni regime
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Last updated: August 2, 2012

Two Bahrain minors held after attack on police

The office of Bahrain's prosecutor general said on Thursday it has ordered two minors to be sent to a juvenile detention centre after they were found to have taken part in an attack on a police station.

The state news agency BNA quoted Muza al-Naar, representing the prosecutor general, as saying the two were involved in an attack by some 150 people on a police station, when petrol bombs were thrown.

It did not say when the incident took place.

The two minors, both aged 14, would appear before a juvenile court on August 7, sources in the Shiite opposition said.

A Bahraini court on July 5 ordered an 11-year-old Shiite boy charged with a security offence to be monitored by a social worker for one year.

The arrest of Ali Hassan, who was earlier placed in a juvenile detention centre, had provoked protests by the Shiite opposition.

The tiny Gulf kingdom was rocked last year by a Shiite-led protest movement against the ruling Sunni regime, calling for a constitutional monarchy.

Several opposition leaders and human rights activists have been detained and Amnesty International says 60 people have been killed since the protests first erupted in February 2011.

© AFP 2012

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