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Bahrain: Death Sentences Follow Torture, Sham Trials

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image (Top row): Maher Abbas al-Khabbaz; Sayed Ahmed al-Abar; Zuhair Ebrahim Jasim Abdullah; Husain Ebrahim Ali Husain Marzooq. (Bottom row): Husain Moosa; Mohamed Ramadhan; Husain Ali Mehdi; Salman Isa Ali Salman. All photos © Private (Beirut) – Bahraini courts have convicted and sentenced defendants to death following manifestly unfair trials, based solely or primarily on confessions allegedly coerced through torture and ill-treatment, Human Rights Watch and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy said in a joint report released today. The 61-page report, “‘The Court…


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