Manama – Bahraini Court of Appeal approved the verdict on members of a terror group, the court sentenced five defendants to prison between 5 and 15 years, and revoked their Bahraini citizenship.
Terror Crime Chief Prosecutor Hamad Shahin said the High Court of Appeal issued its verdict today on Tuesday in the case of joining a terror group, funding its members and possessing fire weapons for a terror purpose.
The court accepted the appeal of three defendants in form and upheld the challenged sentence.
The High Criminal Court had sentenced the first and second defendants to 15 years in jail and a BD100,000 fine for each. It also handed down five years in prison to three other convicts.
The court also revoked the Bahraini citizenship of all the defendants and the confiscated items found in their possession.
In depth, the first convict is a leading figure in “February 14” terror organization who received training on making explosives and using weapons. He was accused of connection with terrorist elements abroad as well as monitoring and providing materials used in the terrorist operations in Bahrain.
He was also charged with funding members of the terror organization and other affiliated groups as well as coordinating their acts in conjunction with the terrorist elements abroad.
The convict is also in charge of providing funds and clothing for the organization and leading riots that target security officers and jeopardizes Bahrain’s security and stability.
The five defendants, including three in custody, were referred to the High Criminal Court which issued its verdict that was upheld by the High Court of Appeal. A warrant was issued to arrest those who are still at large.