Bahrain jails 57 inmates for prison mutiny

The inmates were convicted of rioting and mutiny following the outbreak of unrest at the Jaw prison south of the capital Manama. (File photo: AFP)

A Bahraini court on Monday has handed 15-year additional jail sentences to 57 inmates involved in a prison unrest, the public prosecution office said on Monday.

The inmates were convicted of rioting and mutiny following the outbreak of unrest at the Jaw prison south of the capital Manama last March, the source said.

In a statement published by Bahrain’s public prosecutor through the office’s social media accounts, the 57 inmates were involved in a riot that included “destruction of prison facilities, climbing up to the rooftops and pelting rocks at prison guards.”

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