16 Jan, 2017
Bahrain Executes 3 Over Police Bombing, Triggering Protests
Bahrain on Sunday carried out its first executions since an Arab Spring uprising rocked the country in 2011, putting to death three men found guilty of a deadly bomb attack on police.
The executions of the Shiite men drew swift condemnation from the human rights groups and sparked intense protests by opponents of the Sunni-ruled government, who see the charges as politically motivated. Activists allege that testimony used against the condemned men was obtained through torture.
Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets in several predominantly Shiite communities to protest the executions.
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