BAHRAIN: ONE SENTENCED TO DEATH OVER DEADLY 2016 BOMBING
June 19, 2017:
A Bahrain court sentenced to death one person and another to life in prison over a 2016 bombing that killed a woman in a Shiite-majority village.
The state-run news agency BNA said the pair, who were also stripped of their citizenship, were among 10 people convicted on a string of charges including murder.
All 10 defendants were found guilty on charges of “possession of explosives and weapons” and of training to use them “with the intent to commit terrorist crimes”, BNA said.
They were also found guilty in the “aiding and abetting a fugitive accused of a terrorist act,” the agency added without elaborating.
Seven of the defendants were sentenced to three years in jail each, while the last one was handed a fine, BNA said.
(Sources: AFP, 19/06/2017)