Bahrain: Death Penalty for Three Expats Upheld

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The High Court of Appeal upheld a death sentence handed down by the High Criminal Court to three Asians for committing a premeditated theft-related murder.

The Public Prosecution received a notification from the Security Directorate about a seriously injured Asian national found on a public road. He was transferred to hospital for treatment but died from his injuries.

An investigation into the case showed that the three convicts had planned to kill the victim and dragged him to an empty place on the road. They beat the victim with a hammer and a brick, took possession of his money, two mobile phones, and ran away.

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The death sentence was issued due to the aggravating circumstances in committing the crime, the suspects’ insistence to perpetrate it with prior planning and committing it by taking advantage of the victim’s inability to defend himself or be defended by others.

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