6/06/2018

Bahrain Court Upholds Man Death Sentence Convicted of Killing Security Officer


https://www.albawaba.com/news/bahrain-court-upholds-man-death-sentence-convicted-killing-security-officer-1141636


The Bahrain Court of Cassation on Monday upheld a death sentence against a Bahraini national convicted of killing a security man as a result of a terrorist act.
The convicted man had planned with a cell of 12 members to target security personnel. The Court of Cassation also upheld sentences ranging from life terms to 10 year-imprisonment against members of the cell and the revocation of the Bahraini nationality from all convicted persons.
Attorney General Ahmed Al-Hammadi, head of the Prosecution of Terrorist Crimes, said the High Cassation Court upheld the death sentence against the first defendant in the terror case and confirmed life terms and imprisonment sentences against the other defendants.
The first convict established a terrorist organization with others in order to target and kill the police by means of bombings, after they planted bombs in the parking areas of the security forces.
On July 4, 2017, the main convict and other collaborators planted an explosive device on Al-Eker Road near the Applied Science University (ASU) and when a police armored vehicle arrived, they detonated it, resulting in the death of a policeman.
The case was deliberated in the presence of the lawyers of the defendants, who were provided with all the legal guarantees. The ruling was also approved by the First Criminal Court of First Instance in March.