Bahrain court convicts 9 over terror links


The convicts run websites glorifying terror acts and fund illegal groups

Manama: Bahrain’s Major Criminal Court has convicted nine people of terrorism-related charges and sentenced them to varying jail terms, Bahraini newspaper Al Bilad has reported.
The charges included managing pro-terrorism sites on social media, transferring money for terrorist groups and promoting terror acts, including arson, rioting, attacks on police and unauthorised protests in the country over the period from 2013 to 2018.
They were also convicted of sheltering a number of wanted fugitives already sentenced to prison terms of up to life sentences, according to the paper.
The court sentenced the prime convict to six years in prison and ordered him to pay a fine of 100,000 dinars.
Three others were sentenced to one year in prison and a fine of 2,000 dinars each.
Four co-defendants received a two-year jail term each, while the ninth was sentenced to three months in jail. The rulings are subjected to appeal.