By Staff writer
1,521 suspects questioned for terror-related charges by special prosecution unit
A special prosecution unit in Bahrain investigated a total of 575 terror-related cases in the last year.
The Terror Crime Prosecution unit, in its first year of operation, questioned 1,521 suspects for terror-related charges during 2014, included those suspected of conspiring with agents in Iran and Iraq to carry out attacks in Bahrain, according to a report in Gulf Daily News.
“We have reviewed 575 terror-related cases from December 2014 until now and questioned 1,521 suspects in connection to these cases,” Ahmed Al Hammadi, Terror Crime Prosecution Attorney General, told the newspaper.
“Several of those cases were referred to the courts, while others were dismissed due to lack of evidence. In many of the cases that were referred to the courts, the maximum punishments were handed out due to the seriousness of the crimes.”
Public Prosecution Attorney General Dr Ali Al Buainain said that 18 cases, which involving 422 suspects charged with receiving militia training in Iran, Iraq and Lebanon, ended up in convictions.
Dr Al Buainain added that 1,312 children were victims of criminal cases last year, including physical abuse and traffic violations.