Military Court Sentences 6 to Death, 7 Others to 7 Years in Jail over Plotting to Assassinate Marshal Khalifa
2017-12-26 - 4:00 p
Bahrain Mirror: A Bahraini military court sentenced on Monday (December 25, 2017) 6 citizens to death, 15 years in prison and revoked their nationality in a case related to plotting to assassinate Bahrain Defence Force Commander-in-Chief field marshal Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa. The court also sentenced 7 others to seven years in jail and revoked their citizenship. Meanwhile, it acquitted 5 defendants.
The Military High Court today (25/12/2017) issued its ruling in the case of 18 members of a terrorist cell, ten of whom appeared in custody and eight were fugitives in Bahrain or abroad in Iran and Iraq.
The defendants were accused with the formation of a terrorist cell, attempting to assassinate the BDF Commander-in-Chief and committing other terrorist crimes.
The court convicted and sentenced the six defendants to capital punishment, 15 years in jail and the revocation of their Bahraini nationality. They are:
1- Mubarak Adel Mubarak Mahanna (Soldier)
2- Fadhel Al Sayed Abbas Hassan Radhi
3- Sayed Alawi Hussain Alawi Hussain
4- Mohammed Abdulhassan Ahmed Al-Metghawi
5- Murtada Majeed Ramadan Alawi (Al-Sindi)
6- Habeeb Abdullah Hassan Ali (Al-Jamri)
The court also convicted and sentenced seven defendants to seven years in jail and stripped them of their Bahraini nationality. They are:
1- Mohammed Abdulhassan Saleh Al-Shehabi
2- Mohammed Abdulwahid Mohammed Al-Najjar
3- Hussain Mohammed Ahmed Shehab
4- Mohammed Yousef Marhoon Al-Ajmi
5- Hussain Ali Mohsen Baddaw
6- Sayed Mohammed Qassim Mohammed
7- Ali Jaffar Hassan Al Rayes
The court acquitted five defendants:
1- Ali Ahmed Khalifa Salman (Al-Karbabadi)
2- Hussain Essam Hussain Al-Durazi
3- Muntazhir Fawzi Abdulkareem Mahdi
4- Rami Ahmed Ali Al-Aryash
5- Mohamed Abdullah Ebrahim Abbas
According to the statement, representatives of human rights institutions and societies and media and several relatives of the defendants attended the court session.
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