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Bahrain Court Sentences Eight For Ties With Iran

A Bahrain court has sentenced eight people to prison terms of up to 15 years on charges of plotting with suspected Iranian agents to topple the kingdom's ruling system.

Defense lawyer Mohsin al-Alawi says six received 15-year sentences.

He said three were sentenced in absentia, including the son of jailed activist Hassan Mushaima, who is appealing a life sentence imposed in 2011 for links to opposition protests in Manama.

Bahraini prosecutors repeatedly claim that Iran encourages and assists Bahrain's opposition.

Bahrain and its Gulf allies, led by Saudi Arabia, have issued strongly worded statements demanding Iran stop "meddling" in their affairs.

Bahrain also plans to remove its broadcasts from Arabsat, a regional television service, on June 1 to protest what it calls a "hostile media campaign" by Iranian television.

Based on reporting by AP, AFP, and Bahrain News Agency
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by: ahmed from: manama
May 27, 2012 12:37
It was Qatar which first uncovered this plot targeting the Saudi Embassy in Manama, as well as Government buildings and the Saudi-Bahrain Causeway. Qatari authorities seized documents and a laptop containing sensitive security information and details of vital establishments in Bahrain, as well as the suspects’ airline bookings and various currencies. These figures have been travelling between Bahrain and Iran via Syria and Qatar.

These terrorist Iranian activities tie in closely with plots which the US recently uncovered to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington and to strike at other Embassies.

It points to an out-of-control and hostile Iranian state which sees both Arabic Gulf states and the US as its enemies. This is the same Iran which is funding mass murder in Syria and seeking to destabilize the region through its proxies in Iraq, Lebanon, Yemen, Bahrain and Palestine. We should all be deeply concerned.

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