Zuheir Ibrahim's First Comment after Court Upheld his Death Sentence: I didn't Commit Crime, I've Never Practiced Violence
2020-06-17 - 5:46 p
Bahrain Mirror: In his first comment after upholding the death sentence against him, political detainee Zuheir Jassim Ibrahim said that he didn't commit the crime over which he was tried and stressed that he has never practiced violence.
Zuheir called his family on Tuesday (June 16, 2020) morning after a death sentence against him was upheld.
The detainee stressed that he has a high spirit and that he greets all the people of Bahrain and everyone who stood in solidarity with him inside and outside Bahrain.
The Cassation Court upheld on Monday (June 15, 2020) death sentences against political detainees Zuheir Ibrahim Jassim and Hussein Abdullah Rashid.
Zuheir Ibrahim, along with others were accused of targeting a bus for security men, leaving one dead and others injured. Meanwhile, Hussein Abdullah was accused of targeting a police car in Damistan in 2014.
Human rights organizations say that Zuheir Ibrahim, Hussein Abdullah and the convicted in the two cases were severely tortured to say confessions.
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.