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Execution of Bahrainis condemned by UN human rights office
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Execution of Bahrainis condemned by UN human rights office

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United Nations, Jul 31: The execution of two Bahraini citizens on Friday has been strongly condemned by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

The rights office said the executions took place despite concerns of Michelle Bachelet, the UN rights chief, that the men’s confessions were obtained under torture, and that they were denied due process and guarantees of a fair trial. The two men were tried in a mass hearing with 58 other defendants and convicted on charges of terrorism.

A UN spokesperson said on Tuesday that the High Commissioner was “very concerned” about the fate of other detainees at risk of imminent execution on death row in Bahrain and has called on the Bahraini Government to halt all pending executions. (UNI)