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Death, jail terms for woman murder suspects
06 : 58 PM - 19/06/2017
Manama, June 19 (BNA): Advocate General and Head of the Terror Crimes Prosecution, Ahmed Al-Hammadi, said that the fourth High Criminal Court today sentenced one suspect to death, another to life in jail and seven others to three years.
The court also ordered the revocation of the citizenship of two main suspects and ordered them to pay the value of the damage they had inflicted. Another suspect was given a fine, while the seized items were confiscated.

Al-Hammadi said that the defendants had been found guilty of premeditated murder, seeking to exchange intelligence with a foreign country, possessing and acquiring explosives and weapons illegally, carrying out an explosion and using an explosive device that led to the death of a person,.

They also stood trial for putting public and private means of transport at risk, training on using weapons and explosive to carry out terror crimes, taking part in a terror crime and harbouringa wanted suspect.

Case documents showed that a terrorist blast took place on Shaikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah Avenue on June 30 last year and led to the death of a Bahraini woman.
Following the explosion, the Public Prosecution ordered a probe into the incident. It found that a fugitive suspect, who currently lives in Iran and works for the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, requested two suspects to carry out the explosion in a bid to target police patrols and kill on-duty security personnel. He then provided them with the explosive device.
The pair monitored the police movement in the area,placed the explosive device in the crime site and detonated it while the victim was driving by with children on board her car, which led to their injury. The first suspect fled after carrying the explosion and he was harboured by a number of defendants.

The suspects were eventually arrested and referred to the Public Prosecution according to the legal procedures in force.

The Public Prosecution levelled the charges against the suspects based on testimonies from the witnesses and the confessions of the defendants, as well as on the video footage of the cctv cameras. It referred the suspects to the High Criminal Court where they stood trial in the presence of their lawyers.

The Advocate General confirmed that the defendants had been afforded full legal rights throughout the trial, adding that they have the right to appeal the ruling, and may challenge the Court of Appeals' verdict at the Court of Cassation as guaranteed by Bahraini law.

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