"There exists another Bahrain 13, though it isn’t a team of athletes. This group consists of some of the country’s leading dissidents arrested for protesting the questionable and at times brutal measures of the monarchy. These men were arrested in 2011 amid a revolt that began that year. They, along with seven other opposition leaders who were tried in absentia by military court, were sentenced to terms between two years and life in prison. During their detention they have endured torture. Amnesty International has documented broken bones and other injuries, as well as allegations of sexual assault against the detainees while in prison."