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Bahrain jails 18 men for forming Iran-backed cell

Bahrain jails 18 men for forming Iran-backed cell
Bahrain jails 18 men for forming Iran-backed cell

 

Bahrain’s High Criminal Court jailed 18 men yesterday for being part of an alleged Iranian-supported terrorist cell.

According to Akhbar Al-Khaleej, the convicts, all Bahraini citizens were sentenced between five years and life imprisonment having been charged with seeking to carry out terrorist operations in Bahrain on behalf of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). They were also convicted of receiving training abroad and possessing explosives since 2017.

Eight of the defendants, aged between 17 and 37, were handed life sentences, two received 15-year terms and a further two were given ten years in jail. Five men were jailed for five years and one was jailed for seven years.

Only half of the accused were present in court, the remaining were sentenced in absentia as they have fled the country.

Read the complete article at: Middle East Monitor

 

 

 

Bahrain’s High Criminal Court jailed 18 men yesterday for being part of an alleged Iranian-supported terrorist cell. According to Akhbar Al-Khaleej, the convicts, all Bahraini citizens were sentenced between five years and life imprisonment having been charged with seeking to carry out terrorist operations in Bahrain on behalf of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). They were also convicted of receiving training abroad and possessing explosives since 2017. Eight of the defendants, aged between 17 and 37, were handed life sentences, two received 15-year terms and a further two were given ten years in jail. Five men were jailed for five years and one was jailed for seven years. Only half of the accused were present in court, the remaining were sentenced in absentia as they have fled the country. Eight of the defendants, aged between 17 and 37, were handed life sentences, two received 15-year terms and a further two were given ten years in jail. Five men were jailed for five years and one was jailed for seven years. Only half of the accused were present in court, the remaining were sentenced in absentia as they have fled the country. Iran-backed cell Iran-backed cell Iran-backed cell
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