Eker Police Car Burning – Two Bahrainis Get 10 Years Jail Time

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The First High Criminal Court of Appeal yesterday revoked the citizenship cancellation sentence but upheld the ten years imprisonment sentence of two Bahrainis for taking part in assaulting a civilian police vehicle in Eker and torching it.

According to court files, both defendants joined others in intercepting a civilian police vehicle that entered East Eker village to arrest a wanted individual. They blocked the roads around the car and attacked it using wooden planks and rocks before torching it.

The investigation showed that the defendants’ motive behind the crime was to target policemen. On January 23, 2017, the Public Prosecution charged the suspects of torching property and risking people’s lives and properties serving a terrorist purpose.

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