A Bahrain court has sentenced three political dissidents to jail and revoked their nationality as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed clampdown on the majority community in the Persian Gulf kingdom.
The head of the Public Prosecution in Bahrain Issa al-Ruwayi said the Fourth High Criminal Court found the defendants guilty of “joining a terrorist group, possession of explosives and weapons without a license and training in the use of munitions.”
The court sentenced one of the convicts to life imprisonment, while two others were given three-year jail terms over alleged involvement in the bombing of an oil pipeline in the village of Buri. They were also stripped of their nationality.
The development came only a day after Bahraini courts revoked the citizenship of five people.