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Bahrain gives 15-year jail sentence to two men connected with 2013 police bombing

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The High Criminal Court in Bahrain has sentenced two Bahraini nationals to 15 years in jail over allegations of damaging a police vehicle.

The court on Wednesday issued the sentence allegedly in connection with a bomb explosion in 2013 that damaged the vehicle, according to Bahrain Mirror website.

The new development comes as human rights organizations have cast doubt on the independence of the Bahraini courts and challenge the sentences issued against the political detainees as the members of the judiciary are appointed by royal decrees and because the courts issue sentences based on confessions made under torture.

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