BAHRAIN CHARGES 60 PEO­PLE IN MASS ‘TER­ROR­ISM’ TRIAL

Muscat Daily - - FRONT PAGE -

Dubai, UAE - Bahrain on Wed­nes­day charged 60 peo­ple with form­ing a ‘ter­ror­ist group’, as au­thor­i­ties tighten their grip on dis­sent in the king­dom.

The 60 face a mass trial, sched­uled to open on Au­gust 22, for charges in­clud­ing ‘form­ing a ter­ror­ist group, train­ing in the use of weapons and ex­plo­sives with the aim of car­ry­ing out ter­ror­ist at­tacks and the de­lib­er­ate killing of po­lice­men’, pub­lic pros­e­cu­tor Ah­mad al Ha­madi said. Thir­teen of the de­fen­dants will be tried in ab­sen­tia.

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