Bahrain Parliament's Approval of Military Trials for Civilians ‘Disaster for Human Rights’


Rights groups condemned on Monday the decision of the Bahraini Parliament a day earlier to approve military trials for civilians as a “disaster for human rights” in the Gulf Kingdom.

Lawmakers in the country’s 40-member Consultative Council passed a change to the constitution that would now permit military courts to try civilians, citing the need to combat extremism and unrest in the country.

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