Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has warned Bahraini rulers that their tyrannical regime is not going to last much longer, after the ruling Al Khalifah regime tortured and executed two young protesters.
“Cruelty and tyranny won’t last and the determination and the willpower of justice-seeking nations will eventually prevail,” the Leader’s official Arabic-language Twitter account quoted him as saying on Wednesday.
The tweet came after Manama continued its years-long brutal crackdown on anti-regime protests by ordering the execution of Ahmed Isa al-Malali, 24, and Ali Mohamed Hakeem al-Arab, 25, on Saturday on allegations of terrorism.
The United Nations condemned the executions and accused Bahraini security forces of using torture to extract confessions from the two young men.
The world body also slammed the Al Khalifah regime for refusing to give Ahmed and Ali a fair trial.
They were arrested separately in February 2017 and went on trial during a collective hearing with 58 other defendants. The court eventually sentenced them to death in January 2018.
The UN had in May and July issued two statements, calling on Bahraini officials to suspend the death sentences.
However, Bahrain’s highest court upheld the death sentences in May even after the young men revealed that that they had been tortured and forced to take responsibility for crimes they had never committed.
Both Ali and Ahmed were interrogated and tried without being allowed to hire defense lawyers.