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3 & 5-Year Prison Terms Handed Down to 17 Suspects Accused of Joining Protest in Al-Juffair

2015-10-15 - 10:18 p

Bahrain Mirror: Bahrain's fourth high criminal court sentenced 10 suspects to 5 years in prison and handed down a 3-year prison term to 7 other suspects, over charges of setting fire to tires and spilling oil on a street near Al-Naser club in Al-Juffair, which halted traffic and damaged a vehicle.

The Bahraini authorities claimed that the suspects joined a protest on July 23, 2015, set tires on fire and assaulted police by hurling stones and Molotov cocktails at them, also alleging that they "intended to endanger the lives of security officers, terrorize citizens and residents, threaten the kingdom's safety and halt traffic."

Since 2012, riot cases that go under the demonstrations and riot section of the penal code were adapted to apply to the terrorism law, if there were "terrorist"purposes behind them, such as attempted murder of a police officer, violating the provisions of law and endangering the lives of people and their properties, within the regime's framework of harshening penalties against protestors and activists.

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