138 terror suspects to face trial in Bahrain

138 terror suspects to face trial in Bahrain

Manama, July 27 (IANS) As many as 138 suspects will face terror trial on August 23 in Bahrain for charges of activating sleeper cells, links to murder attempts and bomb blasts, an official has said.

The suspects have been booked for being part of Al-Zulfiqar terrorist group who ran sleeper cells, said Terror Crimes Prosecution Chief Hamad Shaheen on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported.

They were receiving training on weapons and explosives, attempting on murders of policemen and behind bomb blasts, said Shaheen.

Of the total 138 suspects, 86 are in detention and 52 are still at large, he said.

He added that the case dates back to last November and they have finished the investigation to “refer it to the court.”

Bahrain in April approved a list of 68 terrorist organisations that were recognized regionally and internationally, in addition to the list of local terrorist organization.

The lists included Hezbollah, al-Qaida, the Islamic State, the Nusra Front and other outlawed groups.

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  1. Bahrain faces lots of problems due to the disturbances caused by the terrorists, especially from the Shia population. The majority of the population is Sunnis and the minority are Shias. Shias are ruling the country and holding high posts in the Government and bureaucracy. All the senior positions in the police and Bahrain Defence Forces are held by Bahrainis (Sunnis) and then there are foreigners. Majority of the police personnel are Pakistanis and Yemenis.

    Many Pakistanis, who are fed up with the law-and-order-situation in Pakistan have gleeefully accepted citizenships of Bahrain, especially those Pakistanis in police who retire, so that they live with their families with their savings got after retirements and monthly pensions, rather than facing the prospect of being killed in Pakistan.

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