Trial of 171 Citizens in Diraz Sit-in Case Adjourned until April 2

2018-03-14 - 5:09 p

Bahrain Mirror: The First High Criminal Court in Bahrain decided to postpone the case of 171 citizens arrested by the authorities during the peaceful sit-in held outside the home of the spiritual leader of the Shiite majority in Bahrain, Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim.

The Court decided to postpone the case until April 2 to contact the prosecution to add attesting evidence and appoint an attorney for the second defendant, with the continued detention of 24 defendants.

The Court ordered in a previous hearing the release of 140 defendants on bail of 200 dinars, and the continued detention of 24 others.

On May 23, 2017, security forces stormed the town of Diraz and broke up a peaceful sit-in held in front of the house of Ayatollah Qassim by force. This operation resulted in the deaths of 5 citizens and 286 arrests, according to an interior ministry statement.

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