Bahrain Live Blog
Bahrain - Oct 5, 2011 - 17:18
Last modified: 5 Oct 2011 14:18
The lawyers of the Bahraini medics who were sentenced on September 29 have released a statement.
They say in the statement that they "were extremely shocked and astonished with the verdicts passed" on the Bahraini medics.
The statement also says that "the most essential elements for a fair trail were not available in the trail" of the medics. It references breaches of internationally recognised rights and the country's laws as well.
A summary of the detailed list of breaches that the statement highlights follows below:
- - Illegal arrest and search
- - Torture
- - Forced confessions under duress
- - The lack of the basic elements of a fair trail.