Bahrain military court sentences four to death

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Bahrain military court sentences four to death

A Bahraini military court sentenced four men to die and three to prison for life over the killing of two policemen, state media and rights activists said.

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Published: Thu 28 Apr 2011, 3:38 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 2:17 AM

Government officials have said that a total of four policemen were killed during the unrest that gripped the country in February and March, at least three of whom were run over by cars around March 16.

Ali Abdullah Hasan, Qasim Hassan Mattar, Saeed Abdul Jalil Saeed, and Abdul Aziz Abdullah Ibrahim, were sentenced to death, ex-MPMatar Matar said.

Issa Abdullah Kazem, Sadiq Ali Mahdi, and Hussein Jaafar Abdul Karim were sentenced to life in prison, he added.

The seven whose trial began on April 17 had faced charges of premeditated murder

Bahrain last issued a death sentence in 2007, and prior to that had condemned only one person die over the preceding three decades. That verdict came in the mid-1990s, during the greatest unrest Bahrain had seen before this year’s protests.

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