Bahrain Mirror- Exclusive: The Fourth High Criminal Court postponed looking into the case of 138 defendants accused of establishing and joining the "Zulfiqar Brigades", until May 15 to issue its verdict.
The Public Prosecution had announced that it concluded its investigations in the case of establishing "Zulfiqar Brigades" and referred 138 defendants to court; 86 of whom were imprisoned and 52 were fugitives, whom the authorities could not arrest.
The security forces arrested a large number of citizens at the onset of November 2015 and referred them to the Public Prosecution on November 25. The Prosecution, for its part, investigated the case for 10 months and recently referred the suspects to trial.
Many of the defendants complained to their families about being severely tortured by the security forces who used torture to extract confessions, which were used to refer the suspects to the prosecution.