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Military Court Adjourns Trial of Civilians until Dec. 4

2017-11-23 - 9:12 p

Bahrain Mirror: A military court postponed on Thursday (November 23, 2017) the trial of 17 Bahraini citizens convicted over political reasons until December 4.

The authorities accuse the convicts of attempting to target facilities belonging to the Bahrain Defense Force.

Some of the suspects were forcibly disappeared for about a year without allowing their families or lawyers to meet them. This measure was met with condemnations from international human rights organizations.

Earlier this year, the constitution was amended allowing military courts to try civilians.

On November 2, 2017, the military jurisdiction decided to change the trial of the 9 convicts into "secret" trials and banned reporting about the case.

It is to mention that the military jurisdiction referred the case to military court on October 23, 2017.

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