Bahrain: Abu Saiba Blast Suspects Lose Appeals

The High Court of Appeal yesterday upheld unanimously a verdict handed down to 32 suspects for causing a blast in Abu Saiba that killed a security officer and injured many others and many civilians, said the Chief of the Terror Crime Prosecution Advocate General Chancellor Dr Ahmed Al Hammadi.

On 1st February 2018, the High Criminal Court sentenced one suspect to death, thirteen suspects to life in jail, eight suspects to fifteen years in prison, two suspects to five years and two suspects to three years. It also ruled to revoke the Bahraini citizenship of 25 suspects and seize the confiscated items.

The court also ruled that 22 suspects pay compensation for the damage caused in the blast. The trial began with the Public Prosecution receiving a notification from the Criminal Investigation Directorate (CID) on the explosion of two devices in Abu Saiba on August 28, 2015.

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