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Bahrain Sentences 4 Terror Suspects to Prison

Bahrain Sentences 4 Terror Suspects to Prison

Wednesday, 25 September, 2019 - 18:30
A night view of Manama, Bahrain. (Reuters)

Bahrain on Wednesday sentenced four terrorist suspects to prison, reported the BNA news agency

The fourth High Criminal Court found them guilty of forming a terrorist group and receiving training and training others on making explosives. They were also accused of acquiring and possessing materials related to making explosives and funding terrorism activities.

The court handed down seven-year jail sentences to the first and second defendants, and three-year jail-sentences to the third and fourth.

The second and the third suspects were also fined BD 100,000 each.

Court documents revealed the suspects had formed a terrorist cell in Bahrain to make explosive devices and prepare the necessary materials for their manufacture and to plant them in the places where security personnel are stationed.

They also recruited many members. One suspect was tasked with making chemical materials used in manufacturing explosive devices. They also requested him to recruit other members to assist him, and he managed to recruit the fourth defendant.

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