UN human rights office regrets decision of Bahrain's highest courtListen /
The UN human rights office has expressed regret that Bahrain's highest court on Monday upheld the convictions of 13 activists for their role in pro-democracy demonstrations.
Spokesperson for the Office Cecile Pouilly says the convictions come after two years of trials and despite the conclusions of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry and the appeals of the international community concerning the judicial procedure and allegations of torture.
” These persons are political and human rights activists and we are concerned they may have been wrongly convicted for legitimate activities. We are also concerned by the extreme harshness of some of the sentences, including imprisonment for life.”
Spokesperson for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Cecile Pouilly.
Donn Bobb, United Nations.