More than 50 Shias have been sentenced to up to life in prison in Bahrain on charges of plotting attacks against police and targets including the Saudi embassy in Bahrain, the state news agency reported.
The ringleader was convicted of establishing a terror organisation between 2012 and 2013, whose activities led to “sparking chaos and fomenting seditions”, Bahrain News Agency said.
The rest of the group were convicted of training to carry out terrorist acts and assisting some members of the group to flee the country.
Of the 57 convicted, five were given life terms, 22 were sentenced to 15 years’ jail, 29 to 10 years’ and one was given three years’.
Four others were acquitted.
The BNA said only 33 of the convicted were in court, while warrants have been issued for the remaining.
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