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Court upholds death sentence for terror cell leader

Bahrain News
Wed, 07 Mar 2018
By FERAS AHMEDI


A BOMBER who killed a policeman has lost his appeal against the death penalty.

Five other men also jailed for the deadly blast in East Eker in July 2014 also had their appeals thrown out today by the Supreme Criminal Appeals Court.

A total of 12 defendants were originally convicted in connection with the explosion.

One was sentenced to death, seven were sentenced to life behind bars and four, all teenagers under 18, were handed a 10-year jail sentence.

The defendant sentenced to death recruited for a terrorist cell that made homemade bombs and carried out surveillance on an armoured police vehicle eight days before blowing it up.

The defendants used SIM cards belonging to Asian labourers to make calls to mobile phones that remotely detonated the explosives that killed policeman Mahmood Fareed, 24.

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