Bahrain condemns two in terror cell to death

It also sentenced 17 members of the cell to 15 years in jail, nine others to 10 years and 11 to five years. (Shutterstock)

Bahrain’s criminal court on Wednesday sentenced two people to death and 19 others to life imprisonment in a ruling against a cell convicted of terror attacks.

It also sentenced 17 members of the cell to 15 years in jail, nine others to 10 years, 11 to five years, and acquitted the last two defendants, Bahrain’s BNA news agency reported.

Forming terror cell

The defendants were convicted of forming a terror cell that carried out a number of attacks, killing at least two policemen and wounding several others, and of smuggling weapons by boat.

It also convicted them of attacking a prison and helping some prisoners to flee, of travelling to Iraq and Iran for military training and engaging in a gun battle with police.

Large quantities of weapons including grenades and light machine-guns were seized from the group, according to the ruling. The court revoked the citizenship of 47 of the convicts.

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