Bahrain: Four men sentenced for helping terrorist

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The High Appeals Court has upheld the sentences issued against four defendants convicted of helping a wanted terrorist flee abroad. Five were initially tried in this case, but the fifth defendant was acquitted due to a lack of evidence.

The case came to light when the Kuwaiti authorities arrested the man, who’s on Interpol’s list of wanted criminals. The arrest took place while he attempted to enter Kuwait through the land borders.

The man succeeded in evading arrest at both sides of King Fahad Causeway, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia, as he used his brother’s identity.

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However, he was immediately arrested at the Saudi-Kuwaiti borders where he used his original passport, as he did not know that there was an arrest warrant issued against him by the Interpol.

The four defendants, including the escapee, were sentenced to three years, while a fifth suspect, who’s the escapee’s brother, was acquitted by the court as his ID card was used by his brother without his consent.


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