Bahraini authorities have referred a group of civilians accused of targeting security forces to a military court after the Gulf kingdom’s monarch King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah ratified a disastrous constitutional amendment back in April.
Bahrain’s state-run news agency reported on Sunday that Head of the Military Judiciary, Brigadier Youssef Rashid Fleifel, had charged members of a civilian "terrorist cell," and referred them to the High Military Court to set a date for their trial.
Fleifel did not give further detail on the number or identities of those who are to stand trial.
On May 9, Bahrain’s public prosecution referred the case of Fadhel Sayed Abbas Hasan Radhi, a victim of enforced disappearance, to the military court. It was the first referral of a civilian to trial before a military court since 2011.