There is no longer any question: Syria's most populous city has been turned into a battlefield, rendering Aleppo's civilian residents disposable pawns in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse.
The court's decision is a dark day for justice in Bahrain, and puts to end the facade of reform in the country.
The world-renowned New York music club and Amnesty International have joined in the fight for Pussy Riot. as repression in Russia threatens free expression everywhere.
Bahraini authorities today resorted to the now-familiar tactic of postponing the hearing and toying with defendants, further prolonging their ordeal and that of their families.