Eight People Jailed for Up to 10 Years in Bahrain
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – At least 8 men have been sentenced to prison terms of up to 10 years by a Bahraini court over their alleged role in plotting terrorist acts in the tiny Persian Gulf island country.
Bahrain’s Public Prosecutor Ahmed al-Hammadi said on Tuesday that the court handed down jail terms ranging from three to ten years for "terrorism," state news agency BNA reported.
The convicts had allegedly been involved in "setting tires on fire, placing an object resembling a bomb in a public place, gathering publicly, rioting and possession of Molotov cocktails (petrol bombs)," the prosecutor claimed.
Also on Monday, the same court sentenced two people to 10 years for "military training and use of weapons and explosives in Iraq." The men were also ordered to be stripped of their citizenship.
This is while the Bahraini judiciary has already cleared a number of security officers involved in the death or injury of demonstrators, Press TV reported.
On Sunday, a Bahraini court dismissed charges against a security officer who had opened fire on a protester from close range during a peaceful demonstration earlier this year.