Bahrain’s religious scholars called on Manama to annul Monday’s verdict by the kingdom’s military court, which sentenced six civilians to death.
(AhlulBayt News Agency) - The religious body also demanded that the regime stop trying civilians before military court – a practice made possible by a constitutional amendment passed in April of this year.
The scholars also condemned the verdict, which they described as a violation of international and domestic laws.
“This is a very serious precedent, and it will lead to an escalation of the level of tension and reactions in the country. More injustice will not do good for the country,” a statement issued by the scholars reads.
Out of the 18 civilians tried in the case, 13 were found guilty and the remaining 5 acquitted.
Aside from the death sentences, the court also handed down lengthy prison terms and revoked the citizenship of those convicted.