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Bahrain: 50 Shi’a activists sentenced amid torture allegations

Headline Title:  Bahrain: 50 Shi’a activists sentenced amid torture allegations 30 September 2013 Allegations the Bahraini authorities used electric shocks and other torture methods to extract confessions from members of a group of 50 Shi’a activists are just one factor making their trial and convictions unfair, Amnesty International said today. A Bahraini court sentenced the 49 men and one woman, many in their absence, to up to 15 years’ imprisonment on Sunday, on charges related to their involvement in the opposition youth movement known as the 14 February Coalition. The predominantly…

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