BAHRAIN: 9 NEW DEATH PENALTIES, 5 ON DEATH ROW AND 147 LIFE SENTENCES IN 2018
December 31, 2018:
In 2018, nine new death sentences were handed down to political prisoners. (Sources: Bahrain Mirror, 07/01/2019)
The death row in Bahrain expanded during 2018, as five final death penalties have been issued by the Court of Cassation, which require awaiting the king's ratification for execution, since they are not subject to appeal.
Moreover, 138 new life imprisonment sentences were issued against political prisoners, bringing the total number of life sentences to 147 in 2018 only.