Thursday, October 13, 2011
Bahrain Court Fines Al Wasat Editor and Staff
The editor and three staff members of the main opposition newspaper, Al Wasat, in Bahrain have been fined by a court. The four, who were ordered to pay 1000 dinars, are accused of publishing false stories about abuses against Shiite-led protestors. Editor-in-chief Mansoor al-Jamri admitted to mistakenly publishing false stories, but said that it was part of a plot to discredit the paper by backers of the Saudi monarchy who provided his reporters with false information.