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Bahrain revokes several citizenships for ‘establishing terrorist group’

The Public Prosecution relied in substantiating the charges on testimonies from evidence witnesses and the confessions of the suspects

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Bahrain has upheld a high court ruling issued against 15 men convicted on charges of “founding, organizing and managing an illegal group to hinder the constitution and laws, prevent the state institutions and authorities from exercising their responsibilities, and undermine the national unity through the use of terrorist means”.

Bahrain’s High Criminal Court also revoked the citizenship of the 55 defendants, ruled the deportation of a defendant after serving his jail term and the confiscation of the seized items, according to a statement published on Bahrain News Agency.

“They were also convicted of joining a terrorist group, illegally importing explosives, firearms and ammunition with the intention of using them to disrupt peace and public order, assisting suspects to escape justice, funding a terrorist group and inciting and joining assaults on on-duty security men while and preventing them from carrying out their assignments,” the statement read.