Bahrain jails 24 for forming Daesh cell

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Bahrain jails 24 for forming Daesh cell

Manama - Only eight defendants are held by authorities while 16 others remain at large.

By AFP

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Published: Fri 24 Jun 2016, 8:13 PM

A Bahraini court on Thursday sentenced 24 people for belonging to an Daesh group cell, stripping 13 of them of their citizenship, the prosecution said.
One member was jailed for life after being convicted of forming a branch of the militant group and recruiting others, while the rest were each sentenced to 15 years in jail.
Only eight defendants are held by authorities while 16 others remain at large.
The cell ringleader was accused of recruiting two others into Daesh, and helping one of them travel to Syria to receive military training from the militants, public prosecutor Ahmed Al Hammadi said.
The pair were also tasked with recruiting others who joined Daesh abroad.
Members were judged to have fought for Daesh, while the cell used social media to incite members of the military and security forces to "join their terrorist group," the prosector said.


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