Bahraini Court Sentences 10 to Life Sentences, Strips 12 Citizenships


TEHRAN (FNA)- A Bahraini court sentenced 10 defendants, who the authorities accuse of forming an alleged anti-government group to life imprisonment.
The court also sentenced 2 others to 10 years in prison, revoked the citizenships of 12 defendants and acquitted two, Bahrain Mirror reported.
The Chief of Bahrain's Terrorist Crimes Prosecution, Attorney-General Ahmad Al-Hammadi, stated that the Fourth High Criminal Court fined two of the defendants 200,000 BD and the seven of them 10,983 BD  for the damages caused to the police vehicles. Meanwhile, it acquitted two suspects of the charges raised against them.

The prosecution relied on the hearsay evidence. Local and international human rights organizations accuse Bahrain of using torture to extract  from suspects confessions that would incriminate them.