Bahrain: Right to Defense Denied, Mother of Two Sentenced to Prison in Politically Motivated Trial | Bahrain Center for Human Rights | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The Bahraini Constitution states in Article 20, that an accused person is innocent until proved guilty in a legal trial in which he is assured of the necessary guarantees to exercise the right of defence at all stages of the investigation and trial in accordance with the law.

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights calls on the US, UK, the UN and all other ally governments and international institutions to put pressure on the Government of Bahrain to:

- Immediatly release Siddiqa Al-Basri, review the court's decision, and drop the politicaly motivated charges against her.

- Immediately suspend all politically motivated trials that are still ongoing for hundreds of the Bahraini people who are suspected of supporting or sympathizing with the uprising of February 14.

- Establish an independent judicial system, that is neutral and transparent and that ensures the conditions of a fair trial for all defendants according to international standards.

- Immediately hold accountable those responsible for corruption in the judiciary and in the provisions of unfair and unjust courts.

- Adhere to international and Bahraini law, which provides for the right of the accused to have fair litigation and an adequate defense.

- Enable lawyers to practice their work in defending the accused in the courts free of harassment and targeting.

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights calls on the US, UK, the UN and all other ally governments and international institutions to put pressure on the Government of Bahrain to:

- Immediatly release Siddiqa Al-Basri, review the court's decision, and drop the politicaly motivated charges against her.

- Immediately suspend all politically motivated trials that are still ongoing for hundreds of the Bahraini people who are suspected of supporting or sympathizing with the uprising of February 14.

- Establish an independent judicial system, that is neutral and transparent and that ensures the conditions of a fair trial for all defendants according to international standards.

- Immediately hold accountable those responsible for corruption in the judiciary and in the provisions of unfair and unjust courts.

- Adhere to international and Bahraini law, which provides for the right of the accused to have fair litigation and an adequate defense.

- Enable lawyers to practice their work in defending the accused in the courts free of harassment and targeting.