Bahraini court jails three dissidents, strips them of citizenship

 

A Bahrain court has sentenced three political dissidents to jail and revoked their nationality as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed clampdown on the majority community in the Persian Gulf kingdom. 

The head of the Public Prosecution in Bahrain Issa al-Ruwayi said the Fourth High Criminal Court found the defendants guilty of “joining a terrorist group, possession of explosives and weapons without a license and training in the use of munitions.”

The court sentenced one of the convicts to life imprisonment, while two others were given three-year jail terms over alleged involvement in the bombing of an oil pipeline in the village of Buri. They were also stripped of their nationality.

The development came only a day after Bahraini courts revoked the citizenship of five people.

 

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