Eleven jailed on terrorism charges
The High Criminal Court yesterday sentenced eleven Bahrainis to lengthy prison terms on charges linked to terrorism. The suspects were also found guilty of illegal handling, possession and use of weapons and explosives, said Ahmed Al Hammadi, Chief of Terror Crime Prosecution.
Five of the suspects were handed down ten years prison terms and a fine of BD100,000 each. Two were given five years each, while three others received three years and a fine of BD100,000 each. The court also awarded a threeyear jail term to another suspect and acquitted five others.
The arrests were recorded following an investigation by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). Investigators found that a wanted fugitive was recruiting people to target security forces with Molotovs and explosives and operate social media pages to promote terrorism.
He also provided financial support to these elements. Public prosecution presented testimonies, confessions, technical and material evidence to court.