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Bahrain revokes citizenship of 115 people

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A Bahraini court yesterday revoked the citizenship for 115 people and issued various sentences against 71 others accused of committing terrorist acts.

The Fourth Criminal Court sentenced 53 people to life imprisonment, three to 15 years in jail, ten to ten years imprisonment, 15 people to seven years’ imprisonment, 37 to five years imprisonment and six people to three years imprisonment. Twenty-three others were acquitted.

Local media quoted judicial sources as saying that the 138 defendants were accused of forming and running a terrorist group.

Last month, Bahrain revoked the citizenship of 24 Shia citizens accused of forming a terrorist group, receiving training in Iraq and Iran and trying to kill police officers.

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