Bahraini anti-government protesters waving national flags dodge tear gas canisters fired by riot police during clashes demanding freedom for jailed activists in Bilad Al Qadeem, Bahrain, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
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United Nations rights experts urged Bahrain Wednesday to free Shiite opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman, on trial for allegedly trying to overthrow the country's Sunni regime.Salman, 49, was arrested December 28, shortly after he was re-elected head of Bahrain's main opposition party Al Wefaq.Tiny but strategic Bahrain, which is home to the US Navy's Fifth Fleet, has been rocked by unrest since a 2011 Shiite-led uprising demanding a constitutional monarchy and more representative government.
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