Bahrain charges 60 in mass terrorism trial

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Bahrain on Wednesday charged 60 people, including 24 in absentia, with forming a terrorist organization, reported the Bahrain News Agency (BNA). They face a mass trial, scheduled to open on Aug. 22, for charges including the formation of a terrorist group, training in the use of weapons and explosives with the aim of carrying out terrorist attacks and the deliberate killing of policemen, said Ahmed Al-Hammadi, head of the anti-terror prosecution.

Investigations revealed that the terrorist group received training in Iran and Iraq in the military camps of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to undermine the stability of Bahrain, the BNA reported. The men charged with terrorism also carried out armed robberies to finance their criminal activities. They also assisted and harbored convicts and runaway inmates.

According to the Criminal Investigation Directorate’s (CID) minutes of investigation, the case involves the escape of 10 inmates from the Reform and Rehabilitation Centre in Jau Prison on Jan. 1. A prison guard was killed in the escape attempt.

Source Credit: Arab News
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