Campaign to Stop Death Sentences in Bahrain
2021-07-27 - 2:31 am
Bahrain Mirror: Bahraini opposition forces have decided to launch a social media campaign to demand the halt of death sentences in Bahrain.
The campaign coincides with the anniversary of the execution of martyrs Ahamd Al-Malali and Ali Al-Arab on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, starting at 8:00 p.m.
According to a report released by UK charity Reprieve and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), 26 men currently facing imminent execution are on death row, including those who are believed to have been tortured into confessing.
Death sentences in Bahrain have risen by over 600 per cent since the start of the Arab Spring and the use of torture is "drastically escalating" since 2011, according to the "Independent" newspaper.
The report found that at least 51 people have been sentenced to death since the 2011 Arab Spring protests, compared with seven death sentences in the decade before.