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Friday, March 24, 2017

Bahrain: Three get death penalty on terror charges

A Bahrain court sentenced three people to death and 14 others to lengthy prison terms on charges they established a terrorist cell with the intent of killing policemen.

In addition to the three people sentenced to death Thursday, Bahrain's criminal court sentenced four others to life in prison in the same case.

Eight more defendants in the case were handed 15-year sentences and two were sentenced to 10 years. 

The group was charged with forming a cell that made explosives used against security forces.

Bahrain was rocked by Arab Spring-inspired protests in 2011 led by the country's Shiite majority. 

The Sunni monarchy crushed the uprising with the aid of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

The tiny Gulf nation is home to the US Navy's 5th Fleet and an under-construction British naval base.

Source: Associated Press, March 24, 2017

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