Bahrain jails 10 over police attack in Shia village

Published March 29th, 2016 - 03:30 GMT
Protesters flee police during a demonstration in Bahrain. (AFP/File)
Protesters flee police during a demonstration in Bahrain. (AFP/File)

A Bahrain court on Tuesday sentenced four people to life in prison and six others to up to 15 years in prison for attacking police in a protest in a Shia village in Bahrain, AFP reported.

The 10 sentenced were found guilty of plotting "terrorist" attacks, detonating explosives, and resisting police, Bahrain's public prosecution said in a statement.

"Four were sentenced to life in prison, while the remaining defendants were jailed between three to 15 years," the statement said.

The defendents were charged with detonating a bomb when police passed on patrol through the village of Akr in April 2014, resulting in damange to three police vehicles.

Despite an ongoing crackdown since the 2011 Shia-led uprising, protesters frequently attack police in demonstrations outside Manama.


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