A Bahraini court has sentenced five terror suspects who are Bahraini nationals to life in prison. A sixth convict was given five years in prison.
The six convicts formed a terrorist cell run from outside Bahrain and whose members planned to target the Kingdom’s ATMs by planting explosive devices inside them.
Chief of Terror Crime Prosecution, Advocate-General Chancellor Ahmed Al Hammadi confirmed that the first High Criminal Court issued verdicts against six terror suspects. The suspects were found guilty of joining a terrorist group.
They were also charged with possessing and acquiring explosives as well as training on making and using explosives. The six suspects were fined BD 500 each.
According to case documents, Public Prosecution was notified that the convicts had received instructions from abroad to target vital economic facilities in the Kingdom of Bahrain.