The Human Rights Watch released a statement strongly criticizing Bahrain’s decision to pass a law that allows the trial of civilians in military courts.
The statement said: “Justification reviews of the parliament to adopt this law is “the spread of the phenomenon of terrorism in the region” and “the fluidity of the pace of the investigation and trial proceedings in military courts”.
The Human Rights Watch emphasized that it has since recorded numerous cases of organized violation of the rights of individuals in a fair trial and these cases took place in the prosecution of Bahrain’s political oppositions in the civil and military courts.
“Bahraini courts, civilian as well as military, have been part of the machinery of repression that makes a mockery of fair trial standards when it comes to political dissent,” Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch reiterated.
He added that “injecting more speed and flexibility into a justice system in Bahrain is the wrong way to go. This is because the current proceedings are also highly abusive.”
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