Bahrain kills 2 men despite objections of rights groups


Bahrain kills 2 men despite objections of rights groups
FILE- A Bahraini anti-goverment protestor, his face covered against tear gas

In Summary

  • The executions were carried out despite objections from international human rights groups.

Bahrain has executed two men convicted of terrorism offenses.

The French news agency AFP reports that the two men were killed by firing squad Saturday.

Rights groups have identified the men as Ahmad al-Malali and Ali al-Arab.

Human Rights Watch says both men were Bahraini citizens who were convicted on the terrorism charges last year “in a mass trial marred by allegations of torture and serious due process violations.”

A third man was also reported to have been killed by firing squad Saturday. His conviction, however, was not connected to the al-Malali and al-Arab cases.

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