BAHRAIN: DEATH PENALTY UPHELD FOR DEFENDANTS IN 2015 BOMBINGS
January 3, 2019:
Bahrain’s High Court of Appeal on 26 December 2018 unanimously upheld a verdict handed down to 26 suspects in the 2015 Abu Saiba bombings that killed a security officer and injured many others including civilians, announced Chief of the Terror Crime Prosecution Advocate General Chancellor Ahmed al-Hammadi. (Sources: aawsat.com, 26/12/2018)
On February 1, the High Criminal Court sentenced one suspect to death, 13 to life in jail, eight to 15 years in prison, two suspects to five years and two suspects to three years.
The Court also ruled to revoke the Bahraini citizenship of 25 suspects and seized confiscated items. It also ordered 22 suspects to pay compensation for the damage caused in the blast.