Bahrain strips citizenship after terror verdict

07 August 2014

Nine Bahrainis see passports revoked in first ruling of new anti-terror laws

Bahrain has revoked the citizenship of nine Bahrainis in the first ruling of its kind since new anti-terrorism laws were introduced in 2013.

According to local media reports, three of the nine were sentenced to 15 years in prison, while the remaining six received sentences ranging from three to ten years for engaging in terrorist activities.

The defendants were found guilty in a Manama court of possessing firearms with the intent to free members of Jaish al-Imam (Army of Imam), a terrorist organisation with links to Iran, from a detention centre at Hidd.

Download the MEED app today from the Apple store and the Google Play store

A MEED Subscription...

Subscribe or upgrade your current MEED.com package to support your strategic planning with the MENA region’s best source of business information. Proceed to our online shop below to find out more about the features in each package.

Get Notifications