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Public Prosecution: Terrorists members of Iran-backed groups
10 : 26 PM - 20/03/2017
Manama, Mar. 20 (BNA): Chief of the Terror Crime Prosecution Advocate General Ahmed Al Hammadi said that three Bahraini suspects (two declared by the US State Department as Specially Designated Global Terrorists and one arrested by the German police in Berlin) are accused of joining terror groups related to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and implicated in terror acts which have nothing to do with legitimate political work or peaceful freedom of expression.
In a press release, Al Hammadi hailed the procedures taken by the US authorities designating Ahmad Hassan Yusuf and Sayed Murtadha Majeed Ramadhan Alawi as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT) under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224.

He also praised the step taken by the US in charging Iran with providing weapons, funding, and training to militants. He pointed out that Ahmad Hasan Yusuf and Sayed Murtadha Majeed Ramadhan Alawi are prominent leaders in the terrorist Al-Ashtar Brigades (AAB), adding that the German police also arrested Fayadh Mohammed Al-Shewikh who was seeking asylum.

Al Hammadi said international arrest warrants had been issued against the three suspects after they were accused of committing terror acts. He described the US and German procedures, in coordination with the International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL), as a key step in international cooperation to fight terrorist organisations. He revealed that 34-year-old Alsayed Murtadha Majeed Ramadhan Alawi is escaping from the implementation of seven judicial verdicts totalling 84 years and six months in jail after he was convicted of setting up, organising and running terror cells in collaboration with the Iranian Intelligence and members of the Sadrist Movement in Iraq.

He was also convicted of possessing and using explosives, training on using them for terror purposes, funding terror groups, harbouring convicts in terror cases and helping them to run away, inciting terror crimes and exchanging intelligence information with a foreign country to perpetrate hostile acts against Bahrain.

Al Hammadi added that Alawi is being tried in absentia in five other terror cases, including Dhu Al-Faqqar Terror Brigades, Al-Basta Terror Group Organisation and Sitra bus explosion.

He added that the convict is one of the leaders of the terror organisation that was unveiled on March 4, adding that the case is still being investigated by the Public Prosecution.

He also pointed out that 54 terrorists are implicated in this case, including 12 fugitives in Iran and Iraq and 41 suspects in Bahrain, of whom 25 have been arrested. The Public Prosecution levelled 16 accusations against Alawi and the other suspects, including setting up, organising and running a terror group, intentional murder of police officers and attempted murder of others, importing, possessing and using explosives and firearms and training on using them, helping convicts to escape, damaging and stealing properties, resisting the authorities and attacking law enforcers, escaping from prison and harbouring terror elements.

The Chief of the Terror Crime Prosecution said the second suspect, 31-year-old Ahmad Hasan Habib Yusuf, is escaping the execution of a 15-year-in-jail sentence after being convicted of joining a terror group, causing explosions for terror purposes and making, possessing and using explosives.

Al Hammadi added that he, alongside other suspects, had formed a terror cell and made three explosive devices which targeted banking institutions in 2013, including the National Bank of Bahrain's ATM-Sanad branch.

Al Hammadi pointed out that Ahmad Hasan Yusuf is also being tried in absentia in Dhu Al- Faqqar Terror Brigades case which is heard by the High Criminal Court.

He added that the third convict, 27-year-old Fayadh Mohammed Jafar Al-Shewikh who was arrested by the German police in Berlin, is wanted internationally in a terror organisation case. He is one of the leaders of the 54-member terror organisation which was set up by fugitives in Iran and Iraq, including mainly Murtadha Al-Sindi.

Al Hammadi said investigations and the confessions of those who had been arrested showed the implication of Al-Shewikh, from his residence in Germany, in facilitating the travel of members of the organisation to Iran and Iraq to train on using explosives and fire weapons at the Revolutionary Guard's camps in order to prepare them to carry out terror crimes in Bahrain.

The Public Prosecution levelled five main charges against him that included joining a terror group, training on using weapons and explosives for terror purposes and helping the escape and harbouring of members of the terror organization.

Al Hammadi stressed that investigations are underway to complete them and prepare the documents of the case for final processing. He also pointed out the need for international cooperation to exchange information, track down wanted suspects, close in on terror organisations and foil their criminal plots.

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