By NOOR TOORANI, Posted on » Wednesday, August 26, 2009
BAHRAINI activists have set themselves a deadline of two months to secure the release of 27 men accused of murdering two Pakistanis, including one policeman.
A coalition of community groups, human rights groups and political organisations has been formed to lobby the government into acquitting them.
Members of the coalition claim there is a lack of evidence pinning the suspects to the crimes.
Nineteen Bahrainis are standing trial at the High Criminal Court for the premeditated murder of Pakist-ani policeman Majid Asghar Ali Baksh when his patrol car was ambushed by Molotov cocktails in Karzakan in April last year.
The men, who denied the charges, are also accused of attemp-ting to murder two other policemen who were with the 24-year-old victim and of rioting.