Attorney General: 1 Case Referred to Military Judiciary since Amendment of Constitution
Bahraini Attorney General Ali Fadl Al-Buainain said that only one case has been referred to the military judiciary since a constitutional amendment was passed, allowing the prosecution of civilians in military courts.
Sayed Fadhel Abbas’ Family: He was Referred to Military Judiciary, Yet Prevented from Assigning Lawyer or Meeting us
Detainee Fadhel Abbas' family reiterated their demands to allow them visit their son, expressing fear over his safety, especially that he has been held since over 225 days; i.e. more than 7 and a half months. The family further stated that they couldn’t visit their son even for one time, noting that the last time they saw him was on his arrest day, on September 2016.
Reuters: Bahrain to Try Two Civilians in Military Court
Two civilians will be tried on terrorism charges in a Bahrain military court for the first time under new amendments issued in March that have drawn sharp condemnation from rights groups.
British Daily Mail: Bahrain Refers First Civilian Case to Military Court
The British Daily Mail newspaper said that Bahrain has referred its first civilian case to a military court following a constitutional amendment approved by the king last month, according to Amnesty International.
Amnesty Describes Referral of Abbas to Military Court as “Serious Blow for Justice”
Amnesty International described referring Sayed Fadhel Abbas to military courts as “serious blow for justice” in Bahrain, indicating that there are fears of him being subjected to torture.
Geneva: Netherlands Urges Bahrain to Cancel Constitution Amendment Allowing Military Courts to Try Civilians
Netherlands recommended Bahraini government to cancel the latest constitution amendment that allows military courts to try civilians.
Geneva: CAT Member Concerned about Trying Civilians before Military Courts in Bahrain
Member of the Committee against Torture (CAT) of the HRC’s Office of High Commission for Human Rights, Mr. Abdelwahab Hani, expressed concerns over the possibility of arbitrarily trying civilians before military courts in Bahrain.
Bahrain King Approves Amendment to Take Civilians to Military Trial
Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa approved on Tuesday amendments to some of the military law provisions after the amendments were passed by the Shura Council and the Council of Representatives.
Video: UN Concerned about Trying Civilians in Military Courts, Calls for Holding Genuine Dialogue in Bahrain
The United Nations expressed concerns about a number of restrictions in place in Bahrain, notably on fundamental freedoms.
Bahraini Rights Organization Say Military Judiciary Permits Execution in 33 Cases
Bahraini human rights organizations issued a joint statement saying that the latest constitutional amendment concerning the military judiciary’s authorities, which the King ratified, shall lead to the failure of the military institution.
Amnesty: Bahrain, Disastrous Move towards Patently Unfair Military Trials of Civilians
The King of Bahrain ratified a constitutional amendment today that paves the way for military trials of civilians, in yet another example of Bahrain’s efforts to dismantle access to justice and fair trial, said Amnesty International on its website.
Bahrain King Ratifies Constitutional Amendment Allowing Military Courts to Try Civilians
The King of Bahrain ratified today Monday (April 3, 2017) the constitutional amendment allowing the military judiciary vast authorities, including trying civilians.
Washington Refrains from Criticizing Bahrain Constitutional Amendment Allowing Military Courts to Try Civilians
The United States of America refrained from criticizing the constitutional amendment recently conducted by Bahrain, allowing military courts to try civilians.
Bahrain Moves to Ban Opposition Party and Let Army Courts Try Civilians, The Guardian
Bahrain Justice ministry files lawsuit to dissolve Wa’ad society, while parliament approves constitutional change allowing military courts to try civilians amid fresh crackdown on dissent and human rights.
Bahrain’s Final Kiss Goodbye to Pretense of the Rule of Law, Brian Dooley
Brian Dooley said the decision allowing civilians to be tried in military courts “is the final kiss goodbye to any pretense of the rule of law.”