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U.S., UN Criticize Bahrain’s Execution Of Shi’ite Men For 2014 Attack

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The United States and the UN have criticized Bahrain over the executions of three Shi’ite Muslim men who had been convicted of a deadly bomb attack on police.

The UN Human Rights Commissioner’s office issued the harshest rebuke, saying on January 17 that it was "appalled" by the executions, carried out by firing squad on January 15 after a court rejected an appeal by the men. It said it had "serious doubts whether the accused were provided with the right to fair trial."

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