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Cassation Court Upholds Death Sentence against Political Detainee Zuheir Ibrahim

2020-06-15 - 7:17 p

Bahrain Mirror: The Cassation Court upheld on Monday (June 15, 2020) death sentence against political detainee Zuheir Ibrahim Jassim. He is the ninth to face final death sentence pending the ratification of the King of Bahrain.

Zuheir, along with others, were accused of targeting a bus for security men, leaving one dead and others injured. Human rights organizations say that Ibrahim and his companions were severely tortured to say confessions.

International human rights organizations describe jurisdiction in Bahrain as a system of injustice and says that Bahrain's courts play a key role in maintaining the country's highly repressive political order, routinely sentencing peaceful protesters to long prison terms.

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