Bahrain court overturns death sentences for two protesters Sarah Posner at 10:32 AM ET
[JURIST] A Bahrain court on Monday overturned the death sentences for two protesters convicted of killing two police officers during the demonstrations that took place in the country last year. Bahrain was guided by recommendations from a panel of international investigators in its decision to transfer the protesters' case to civilian court [AP report]. This case was transferred to civilian court along with several other cases including two high-profile cases of doctors and medical professionals who treated injured protesters.The original conviction [JURIST report] was rendered by a special security court set up as part of the emergency law in place while the country's Sunni rulers attempted to silence a Shiite-led effort bolster civil and political rights in the country. The demonstrations in Bahrain began last February, during the protests that took place across that Arab world. Since then, over 40 protesters have died.
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