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7th October 2013

BAHRAIN MEDIA ROUNDUP


Bahrain jails 9 Shiite 'bombers' for life: judicial source
A Bahraini court jailed nine Shiite Muslims for life today after convicting them of making bombs for "terrorist" purposes and for their alleged involvement in a 2011 attack, a judicial source said. Four of the defendants were in court for the verdict and the remaining ve, tried in absentia, were handed an 10 additional years in jail for failing to hand themselves in. Life imprisonment in Bahrainis a 25-year-sentence. Monday's ruling brings to 104 the number of Shiites jailed since September 29 in connection with violence in the Sunni-ruled Gulfkingdom that began with the February 2011 uprising. Read More

Nine Bahrainis jailed for life over alleged bomb factory


A court jailed nine Bahrainis for life on Monday for forming a militant group, manufacturing explosives and plotting attacks aimed at destabilizing the kingdom, state news agency BNA reported. The trial was the latest in a series involving alleged anti-government activists in

the Gulf Arab state, still beset by political tensions more than two years after security forces quelled prodemocracy protests led by Shi'ite Muslims. BNA said the convicted men had turned a Manama warehouse into a bomb factory, where they had prepared explosives to attack security forces, civilians and private and public property "with the aim of undermining the stability of the country and harming its economic foundations". Read More strategic kingdom, home to the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet.

The ofcial Bahrain News Agency said ve of the nine are fugitives.

Nine terrorism suspects get life terms in Bahrain


A criminal court in Manama, Bahrain, said it sentenced nine people to life in prison Monday for manufacturing explosions and plotting acts of terrorism.

"The nine convicts had been trained to manufacture, store and detonate explosives ... to breach public security, carry out acts of terrorism so as to scare innocent people and they also raised funds for these purposes," the news agency said. Read More remaining ve, tried in absentia, saw an additional 10 years tacked onto their life-sentences for failing to turn themselves in. Life imprisonment in Bahrain entails 25-years behind bars. According to the Bahrain News Agency, the convicted men had turned a Manama warehouse into a bomb factory, where they had prepared explosives to attack security forces, civilians and private and public property Read More

BAHRAIN SENTENCES 9 TO LIFE ON BOMB CHARGES


Bahrain says nine people have been sentenced to life in prison after trial on charges of bomb-making in the restive Gulf nation. Monday's verdicts mark the latest in a series of recent court decisions that have raised tensions in the

Sunni-ruled Bahrain has been locked in unrest since early 2011, when majority Shiites started an uprising for greater political rights. The ofcial Bahrain News Agency says life sentences and nes were handed down to four suspects in custody and ve in absentia. The charges also include attempts to target police with attacks. Read More The ofcial Bahrain News Agency said ve of the nine are fugitives.

9 sentenced in Bahrain to life imprisonment over terrorism


A court in Bahrain sentenced nine people to life in prison on charges of forming a militant group, manufacturing explosives and plotting attacks aimed at destabilizing the restive Gulf kingdom. Four of the defendants were present in court for the verdicts and the

Nine terrorism suspects get life terms in Bahrain


A criminal court in Manama, Bahrain, said it sentenced nine people to life in prison Monday for manufacturing explosions and plotting acts of terrorism.

"The nine convicts had been trained to manufacture, store and detonate explosives ... to breach public security, carry out acts of terrorism so as to scare innocent people and they also raised funds for these purposes," the news agency said. Read More

Bahrain sentences nine activists to life in prison


A Bahraini court jailed nine activists for life Monday after alleging that they made bombs for "terrorist" purposes, a judicial source said. Four of the defendants were in court for the verdict and the remaining ve, tried

in absentia, were handed an 10 additional years in jail for failing to hand themselves in. Life imprisonment in Bahrain is a 25-year-sentence. Human rights groups have slammed the Bahraini dictatorship's persecution of activists and political opponents since a prodemocracy movement swept the tiny Gulf kingdom two and a half years ago. Read More

U.S. discussing rights issues with Bahrain


The U.S. government has expressed its concern about the treatment of opposition leaders in Bahrain to its close partners in Manama, the State Department said. Bahrain's government last month conrmed the arrest

of Khalil al-Marzooq, a deputy leader from the opposition al-Wefaq organization. He was accused of inciting violence and supporting terrorism through a speech he delivered to supporters in September. The Bahraini government stripped dozens of political activists of their citizenship, including at least one member of al-Wefaq. Bahrain blames the opposition group for unrest in the Persian Gulf country. Read More

Op-Ed: Bahraini opposition leader charged with inciting terrorism


The deputy leader of Al Wefaq party the largest opposition party in Bahrain has been jailed and faces charges of inciting terrorism among others the public prosecutor announced on Saturday (Oct. 5). A hearing will be held on the charges on October 24. Khalil al-Marzook, a former member of parliament, was

apprehended in midSeptember and accused of promoting terrorism a charge that angered the Al Wefaq Islamist party which claims to advocate nonviolent methods of activism. According to a government statement the charges include inciting terrorism and promoting acts which constitute crimes of terrorism, as well as using his position and management of a legally formed political association to call for the commitment of crimes which constitute terrorist acts. Read More