Bahrain Executes 3 Shiite Men over 2014 Police Killings

تم نشره في Sun 15 January / Jan 2017. 01:00 AM
  • The men were found guilty of a bomb attack that killed three police officers three years ago

CAPITALS — Bahrain has executed three Shia men who were convicted of killing three police officers in a bomb attack in March 2014, the authorities say.

They were killed by a firing squad on Sunday, state news agency BNA reports.

Human rights officials say there are serious concerns that evidence may have been obtained under torture.

They are the first executions to be carried out in Bahrain since a 2011 uprising, led by the Shia majority, calling for greater political rights.

The Sunni-ruled kingdom has escalated a crackdown on its Shia critics over the past year, including revoking the citizenship of the country's most prominent Shia Muslim cleric.