Los Angeles Times

Freedom of speech

Abdul Jalil al-Sankees, an opposition activist being tried with 35 others accused in a coup plot, covers his mouth to protest his perception of limited freedoms as he is pushed in his wheelchair out of the Manama, Bahrain, courthouse Tuesday. Representatives of international human rights groups and some Western embassies attended the trial session at which a defense lawyer said the judge ordered a reinvestigation because of torture allegations and the televising of suspects confessions.AP photo by Hasan Jamali
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