Bahrain jails 29 over bomb attack on police

The sentences were linked to a bomb blast in a village on Dec. 19 last year that authorities said left three policemen slightly wounded. (File photo: AFP)

At least 29 people in Bahrain were handed down jail sentences ranging from five years to life imprisonment on terror charges on Wednesday, according to Bahrain News Agency.

Terror Crime Prosecution Chief Advocate, General Ahmed Al-Hammadi, confirmed that the High Criminal Court handed out the sentences.

According to the news report: “The convictions relate to attempted murder of policemen, using and possessing explosives and weapons, rioting, and receiving and providing explosives, training in order to commit terrorist crimes.”

Al-Hammadi stated that Bahrain’s High Criminal Court revoked the citizenship of two individuals and ordered twenty seven defendants to pay heavy fines for damages.

The suspects were charged for an incident that took place Dec. 19, 2014, when the individuals in question detonated an explosive device with the intent of murdering policemen. The explosion caused injuries to security personnel and damage to patrol vehicles.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:46 - GMT 06:46