Two Bahrainis sentenced to five years for plotting attack on foreign interests

May 30, 2010

Two Bahrainis have been sentenced to five years each for plotting to attack foreign interests in the country.

The two men were found guilty of planning in 2007 and 2008 to “carry out acts of terror” against the interests of a foreign country in Bahrain and of smuggling two weapons, a pistol and ammunitions without getting a licence from the interior ministry, to use in the terrorist acts.

The Bahrainis, aged 22 and 21, were arrested on April 26, 2009 when police seized machine guns, weapons, computer discs, knives, swords and other evidence from their homes in East Riffa, 20 kilometres south of Manama, the capital.

The interior ministry said at the time that the pair was arrested after they intensified contacts with a terror cell abroad and bought weapons and ammunition from a neighbouring Arab country and smuggled them into Bahrain.



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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
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  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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