Death penalty for three shiites in Bahrain for killing policemen

Death penalty for three shiites in Bahrain for killing policemen

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Three men on Sunday in Bahrain executed for involvement in the killing of agents. It is for the first time since 2010 that death sentences be carried out in the kingdom.

The men by a firing squad killed.

A week ago a court the death sentence confirmed. Saturday vomiting there protests in shiite villages, because there are already rumors were about the future execution of the judgment.

The family members of the convicts were Saturday recalled a visit to the prison. That means in most cases that the execution shortly thereafter, it will take place.

Human rights

According to the London-based human rights organization Reprieve, it was for the first time in six years that a death sentence was pronounced. The organization called for the punishment not to carry out.

Human Rights Defenders in Washington, called on the U.s. government to bring pressure to bear on Bahrain. The organization fears for repression that could lead to unrest and violence, reports Al-Jazeera.

The indigenous population of Bahrain consists of approximately 80 percent muslims, of whom an estimated almost three-quarters sjiitisch. They are often disadvantaged on the island in the Persian Gulf that is ruled by the sunni family al-Khalifa.

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