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Bahrain Sentences to Death, Jails Terrorists for Attempting to Assassinate Defense Force Commander

Bahrain Sentences to Death, Jails Terrorists for Attempting to Assassinate Defense Force Commander

Monday, 25 December, 2017 - 12:30
A general view of the Bahraini capital Manama. (AFP)

The Military High Court issued on Monday its ruling in the case of 18 members of a terrorist cell, ten of whom appeared in custody and eight were fugitives in Bahrain or abroad in Iran and Iraq, reported the Bahrain News Agency (BNA).

The defendants were accused with forming a terrorist cell, attempting to assassinate the Defense Force Commander-in-Chief and committing other terrorist crimes.

The court convicted and sentenced the six defendants to death, 15 years years in jail and the revocation of their Bahraini nationality.

They are Mubarak Adel Mubarak Mahanna (Soldier), Fadhel Al Sayed Abbas Hassan Radhi, Sayed Alawi Hussain Alawi Hussain, Mohammed Abdulhassan Ahmed Al Metghawi, Murtada Majeed Ramadan Alawi (Al Sindi) and Habeeb Abdullah Hassan Ali (Al Jamri).

The court also convicted and sentenced seven defendants to seven years in jail and stripped them of their Bahraini nationality.

They are Mohammed Abdulhassan Saleh Al Shehabi, Mohammed Abdulwahid Mohammed Al Najjar, Hussain Mohammed Ahmed Shehab, Mohammed Yousef Marhoon Al Ajmi, Hussain Ali Mohsen Baddaw, Sayed Mohammed Qassim Mohammed and Ali Jaffar Hassan Al Rayes.

The court acquitted five defendants: Ali Ahmed Khalifa Salman (Al Karbabadi), Hussain Essam Hussain Al Durazi, Muntazhir Fawzi Abdulkareem Mahdi, Rami Ahmed Ali Al Aryash and Mohamed Abdullah Ebrahim Abbas.

All the judicial sureties were granted by the Military Judiciary in compliance with the 2002 Criminal Procedures Law and the 2002 Military Judiciary Law, including access to defense lawyers.

The defendants have the right to challenge the ruling of the court of first instance at the Military Appeals High Court and the Military Court of Cassation according to the provisions of the law.

Representatives of human rights institutions and societies and media and several relatives of the defendants attended the court session.

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