Five more held for links with
violent group in Bahrain

MANAMA — Five more Bahrainis were arrested on Tuesday for their alleged links to a network accused of plotting subversive activities. Two other people were also arrested the same day.

By Suad Hamada

Published: Thu 19 Aug 2010, 9:40 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 5:49 AM

Mohammed Saeed Ali Al Sahlawi, Abdulla Isa Abdulla, Abdulhadi Abdulla Mahdi Al Mukhawdhar and Jaffar Ahmed Jassim Al Hisabi were arrested following confessions by those arrested earlier, security sources told Bahrain News Agency.

The fifth suspect, only identified as A.H.A, was arrested after the two vandals who were detained in separate cases confessed that he masterminded the plot for arson and vandalism, according to a statement by Deputy Chief of Public Security.

Three Bahrainis — Mohammed Al Maqdad, Saeed Al Nori and Abdoulghani Khanjer — were arrested on Sunday and were accused of being members of the illegal network. They were charged with conspiring with Abduljalil Singece, who was arrested last week on charges of instigating violence in some parts of Bahrain.

The security official revealed that the illegal network was aimed at harming national security, as its activities were not only limited to inciting youth for rioting and vandalism, but also bribing them. The network has bribed several people from various parts of Bahrain to recruit youth in their areas to carry out violent activities, the official said.

Meanwhile, unregistered political groups have been given grace period until the end of the holy month of Ramadan to correct their status or face legal action. The Minister of Justice and Islamic Affairs Shaikh Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa, in a statement on Tuesday, called upon those groups to correct their situations at the earliest.

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