Due to Releasing the International Report on Torture
The Court of Appeal Revokes the Acquittal
And the Airport Security Detains Mushaima
29 March 2010
The Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights expresses its great concern regarding the Court Appeal revoking the acquittal in the last session on 28 March 2010 issued from the High Criminal Court in Bahrain on 13 October 2009, where the previous ruling reads (excerpts from the ruling):
1. “The court is not reassured that these confessions attributed to the accused, have been issued voluntarily and optionally, and should all be annulled, including the ones they confessed with visual inspection with the knowledge of the Public Prosecution, according to what was stated in Article 233/2 of the Code of Criminal Procedure”.
2. “The court is not reassured with the first and second prosecution witnesses who were with the victim at the time of the event, especially that they did not show how he was injured, and how he left the car or how he was lying on the ground. They, however, mentioned that all the people who attacked the car were masked, and none of them or both of them did not see the defendants at the scene of the event or being arrested, and documentation did not prove that any of the defendants were injured with rubber bullets which they said they shot towards these people, although they decided that the distance that separates between them and the defendants were only 10 metres.”
3. “The chief medical examiner summoned by the court to ask him about the likeliness of the cause of injury of the victims head and which led to his death after falling from the car and hitting the ground, and this caused a fracture in the skull and internal bleeding, as well as the report of the medical examiner that proved that the burns seen on the neck and face of the victim, and left arm is not related to his death, and then the casual relationship between the acts attributed to the defendants and his death are void, especially that the first and second witnesses did not justify the reason for laying on his back while bleeding.”
4. “The report of inspecting the clothes and shoes of the victim by the criminal investigation laboratory technician proved that the clothes were devoid of the gasoline, kerosene and diesel substances and which questions the statements of the previously mentioned witnesses that the Molotov cocktails hit the car or burnt it, if that had happened the spray contents of the flammable petroleum substances of those cocktails would scatter and would lead to the contamination of the clothes of the victims or its traces would appear on the clothes”.