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Bahrain King Ratifies Constitutional Amendment Allowing Military Courts to Try Civilians

2017-04-04 - 12:25 am

Bahrain Mirror: The King of Bahrain ratified today Monday (April 3, 2017) the constitutional amendment allowing the military judiciary vast authorities, including trying civilians.

The new amendment stipulates that "the law shall regulate the military judiciary and shall specify its competencies in both the Bahrain Defense Force, the National Guard and the Public Security Forces."

Bahraini authorities claim that this law has come to combat terrorism, yet it brings back the same approach of military courts upon which authorities tried people by virtue of the martial law imposed by the king in March 2011. This law was set to confront the vast protests calling against the Al Khalifa monopoly of power.

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