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    Saudi court sentences man to 10 years in jail for attending anti-govt. protests

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    A Saudi court has sentenced yet another man to several years in prison for taking part in pro-democracy demonstrations.

    State media have quoted the Justice Ministry as saying that the defendant has been handed a 10-year jail term and fined the equivalent of nearly 27-thousand dollars. He's convicted of using Twitter to encourage participation in anti-government protests. In a separate case, another defendant was sentenced to eight years in jail days ago for contacting a protester and also trying to help those wounded in demonstrations. The unidentified man was also charged with taking part in the funeral of a person killed by security forces in the Shia-dominated Eastern Province.