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Bahrain’s highest court upholds death sentences despite evidence of torture

Bahrain’s highest court upholds death sentences despite evidence of torture
Monday 13
22:41 2020

The Court of Cassation on Monday reinstated the death sentences after reviewing all the evidence again. “The reasons behind its ruling,” prosecutors said in a statement Monday, “are that the injuries in the medical reports did not coincide and are not in keeping with police procedures or the public prosecutor, and had no effect on the confessions that were born out of conscious free will, without any force on the defendants.” AD AD The decision marked an abrupt reversal after the same court had earlier overturned the death sentences. “I heard the decision and choked on my words,” said Ramadan’s ...

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Summary: The decision marked an abrupt reversal after the same court had earlier overturned the death sentences for the two Shiite Muslims who had participated in pro-democracy protests.

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