Bahrain military court to try three for terror

Bahrain’s military judiciary is reviewing the case of three individuals, two civilians and one military, accused of plotting terror attacks against military installations and Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) staff, the National Communication Centre (NCC) has said.

In April, King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa approved an amendment to the constitution that granted military courts the right to try civilians accused of terrorism. Brig. Gen. Youssuf Rashid Flaifel, the head of the country’s military courts, told the parliament at the time of debate that the change was necessary to “fight terrorism.”

The amendment was approved by the two chambers of the bicameral parliament.

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