(MENAFN) 21 suspects have been referred, to the High Criminal Court by Terrorist Crimes Prosecution, for a hearing on April 19 after the prosecution completed its thorough investigations.
In addition to being charged with the illegal setting up of a terrorist group, joining it and financing its activities, they were also charged with handling, making and possessing explosives, weapons and ammunition, training on the use of weapons and explosives, according to Terror Crime Chief Prosecutor Ahmed al-Hammadi.
The Public Prosecution received a report from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (CID) informing that a fugitive who was residing in Iran had carried out several terrorist crimes in Bahrain.
The Prosecution referred the suspects to the court reliant upon statements, including witness testimonies, technical evidences, CID reports as well as the suspects' confessions.
Manama has gone to great lengths to clamp down on any sign of dissent. On March 14, 2011, troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were deployed to assist Bahrain in its crackdown. Scores of people have lost their lives and hundreds of others sustained injuries or got arrested as a result of the Al-Khalifah regime's crackdown.