'Coup plot' trial stalled in Bahrain

January 6, 2011 10:57


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A high-profile trial in Bahrain is stalled over finding defense lawyers for 25 activists accused of plotting against the rulers in this tiny Gulf nation.

Proceedings were halted Thursday after nearly all the court-appointed defense attorneys dropped out because the suspects have rejected them.

The court was forced to seek new defense lawyers when the original legal team quit last month. They complain that officials did not properly investigate claims of torture against the detainees.

The Shiite suspects are accused of trying to undermine the Sunni rulers of the island kingdom, which hosts the headquarters of the US Navy's 5th Fleet.

The next hearing is scheduled for Jan. 13.

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