This piece was reprinted by OpEd News with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.
Bahraini Kangaroo Court Trials
Innocent people were arrested, tortured, and imprisoned lawlessly.
by Stephen Lendman
A new Human Rights Watch (HRW) report discussed sham show trials in Bahrain titled, "No Justice in Bahrain."
The Bahrain Center for Human Rights said hundreds of unfair, politically motivated trials were conducted for months. Innocent victims were convicted.
Before trial, they were arrested, imprisoned and brutally tortured. They'll endure years more brutality. It's largely unreported by Western media scoundrels, especially American ones suppressing unpleasant truths.
Last March, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa assumed emergency powers. Field Marshall Khalifa bin Ahmad Al Khalifs, Bahrain Defense Force commander, issued sweeping regulations governing public order.
Military courts were also decreed, called National Safety Courts, to prosecute alleged crimes "brought about (by) the State of National Safety (and) def(ied decree) procedures."
(Note: You can view every article as one long page if you sign up as an Advocate Member, or higher).