The Major Criminal Court in Bahrain sentences four people to jail terms for setting up a terror group with the aim of launching attacks on police, and related crimes. Two are fugitives tried "in absentia"
Opposition demonstrations in Antananarivo, Madagascar, turn violent. Prime Minister Olivier Mahafaly Solonandrasana says one died and seventeen were injured but opposition Parliamentarian Hanitra Razafimanantsoa, who supports ex-President Marc Ravalomanana, says two were shot dead and two babies at a nearby hospital killed by tear gas.
Tunisian revolution: Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, who fled to Saudi Arabia as his regime was ousted from power in a popular revolution, is convicted "in absentia" on charges of possessing illegal drugs and weapons and sentenced to 15 years in jail at a court in Tunis.
The return of former Madagascan President Marc Ravalomanana, in exile in South Africa, is blocked by the government on the island. Tear gas is fired to disperse supporters at the international airport.
Madagascar's disaster officials say at least 14 people have died and 32,000 have been affected by Tropical Storm Hubert. [http:--www.miamiherald.com-2010-03-12-1526165-tropical-storm-hubert-kills-10.html ("Miami Herald")]date=August 2019 [http:--www.ajc.com-news-nation-world-tropical-storm-hubert-kills-364879.html (AJC)]date=August 2019