Human rights in Bahrain

Jail Sentences Increased in Croatian Wartime Detention Camp Trial

Croatia's High Criminal Court on Monday increased the sentence handed down to Lora military prison commander Tomislav Duic from eight-and-a-half to ten years in prison for war crimes against civilian detainees at the Lora military prison.

The court also increased the sentence handed down to guard Emilio Bungur from four-and-a-half to eight years in prison.

Clashes Between Police and Teachers in Peru

Further clashes between police and teachers in Peru on the third month of ongoing mass protests.

A large group of protesters went out on the street for the 71th day in a row. Tensions escalated near the National Congress of Peru in downtown Lima on Thursday. Police used tear gas to disperse people and prevent them from making barricades

Bahrain summons Iraqi ambassador to protest VP remarks on executions

Bahrain's Foreign Ministry summoned Iraq's ambassador in Manama to protest against remarks by Iraqi officials denouncing the execution of men convicted of a 2014 bomb attack, state news agency BNA said on Jan. 16, Reuters reported. 

The execution on Jan. 15 of three men, whose attack killed three policemen, has drawn condemnation from rights groups. Iran called it a "reckless" act.