Al-Wadaei: Confessions of Al-Daih Blast Suspects were Extracted through Torture, Death Sentences are Mockery of Justice

Bahrain Mirror

Bahrain Mirror: Middle East Eye website reported a judicial source saying that a “Bahraini court upheld three death sentences and seven life terms against a “terrorist” group convicted of killing police including an Emirati officer in a bomb attack.”

Eight men were later arrested and tried in February 2015. Abbas Al-Samea, Ali Al-Singace and Sami Mushaima were sentenced to death, while the others were jailed for life.

Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei, the advocacy director at the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, said the accused’s confessions were extracted through torture.

“Given the lack of due process and the inclusion of confessions obtained under torture, these sentences are a mockery of justice,” he said.

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