Suspects Accused of Arms Smuggling via Sea Say their Confessions Were Extracted under Duress
2015-11-14 - 4:18 am
Bahrain Mirror: The Fourth High Criminal Court looking into the case of 8 suspects, including 5 detained, over charges of espionage and establishing a terrorist group, joining this group, training on the use of arms and bombs and importing arms, ammunitions and explosives through the sea. The court decided to adjourn the case until December 28, 2015 and to give the present lawyers a copy of the case documents for deliberation and pleading.
Five suspects attended the hearing and denied the charges attributed to them, stressing that their confessions were extracted under duress. Lawyers accompanied the suspects during the hearing; including Mohsen Abdulrazzak and Roukaya Makki who demanded the release of their clients and receiving copy of the case documents for deliberation and pleading.
Attorney General and Chief of Bahrain's Terror Crime Prosecution Ahmed Al-Hammadi said that the Public Prosecution concluded its investigation in the case of seizing explosives, arms and ammunitions at sea in an attempt by suspects to smuggle them to the island kingdom, and joining a terrorist group. Eight suspects, including five detained, were charged of spying and establishing a terrorist group, joining this group, training on the use of arms and bombs and importing arms, ammunitions and explosives via sea.
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