Death sentence upheld for cop killer
The Court of Cassation yesterday upheld a capital conviction issued for a cop-killer. The Court dismissed the man’s appeal, which was also his second and final allowed against the verdict, as he exhausted another previously.
The High Court of Appeals rejected his first appeal. The man was found guilty of killing an on-duty policeman in Diraz on 18 June 2017 using an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). The accused was among a group of four who targeted a police patrol vehicle stationed at the entrance of the village.
Policeman, Abdulsamad Abdulla, was killed in the explosion, which also left two others with life-threatening injuries. Three partners of the death row convict were sentenced to life-in-prison by the High Criminal Court. Suspects were fined BD1,000 each. The Court also ordered them to pay BD2,301 for damaging police vehicle.
The Court also stripped their Bahraini citizenships. The suspects were nabbed a month after the blast. Investigators found that the accused were functioning under the direction of the wanted individual currently a refuge in Iran. The masterminds in Iran were also convicted of several terror-related crimes in the Kingdom.