Thursday, June 23, 2011

Bahrain: Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain defends "coup" sentences

SOURCE Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain

The Military prosecutor in Bahrain's Lower National Safety Court announced that 21 individuals have been convicted of plotting to violently topple Bahrain's government, inciting violence, destroying property and passing forward sensitive intelligence information to a terrorist organization in a foreign country.

All defendants had access to legal council and the full breadth of rights guaranteed to all Bahrainis under its progressive, transparent legal system. These rights include the ability to appeal the issued verdicts within fifteen days of their being handed down.

The Kingdom of Bahrain reiterated its commitment to the comprehensive National Dialogue set to begin on July 1.