Bahrain: Trial of 4 Civilians before Military Court Begins
2017-10-24 - 4:16 am
Bahrain Mirror: A military court on Monday (October 23, 2017) began the first trial of 4 civilians, following a constitutional amendment allowing the military judiciary to try civilians.
Authorities have interrogated two of the defendants for nearly a year, and reports say that they were subjected to torture to make forced confessions.
Fadhel Sayyed Abbas, Sayed Alawi Hussein, Mohammed Abdul Hassan and Mohammed Abdul Hussein were referred to the Military Prosecution, which interrogated them and then referred them to a military court. Their first trial hearings was held today on Monday. A military judge; however, decided to adjourn the case until October 30.
The authorities accuse the four defendants of forming a "terrorist cell" to target facilities belonging to the Bahrain Defense Force.
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