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UK fines Al Arabiya for Bahrain ‘torture confession’

British media regulator, Ofcom, has fined a Saudi-owned channel 120,000 pounds ($171,000) for broadcasting statements by a Bahraini opposition leader, who is now in prison, that were extracted under torture. Al Arabiya, which is based in Dubai, featured Hassan Mushaima’s statements in a February 2016 programme, which dealt with the Bahraini uprising of 2011 and purported ties…