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Court Issues Death Sentences against Zuheir Ibrahim and Mohammad Mahdi after Accusing them of Targeting Police Bus

2018-11-30 - 1:40 am

Bahrain Mirror: The High Criminal Court Issued on Thursday (November 29, 2018) death sentences against two detainees who were severely tortured to confess that they targeted a bus for security men, leaving one dead and others injured.

The court sentenced each of Zuheir Ibrahim Jassim and Mohammad Mahdi to death. For his part, legal advisor Ibrahim Sarhan commented on the verdict saying that "The Bahraini judiciary is thirsty for blood and continues to issue death sentences against political dissidents. Two death sentences were handed down today to Zuheir Ibrahim and Mohammad Mahdi after being subjected to enforced disappearance, torture and a trial that lacked the simplest standards of justice."

International human rights organizations describe jurisdiction in Bahrain as a system of injustice and says that Bahrain's courts play a key role in maintaining the country's highly repressive political order, routinely sentencing peaceful protesters to long prison terms.

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