Bahrain upholds death sentences in attack on police

A Bahraini appeals court has upheld death sentences for three Shiites convicted of killing three policemen in a bombing in the Sunni-ruled Gulf kingdom in 2014, a judicial source says.

The court also upheld life sentences for six other defendants convicted over what was the deadliest attack on security forces since a Shiite-led uprising was crushed in 2011.

A seventh defendant previously sentenced to life in jail did not appeal because he remains at large, the judicial source says.

A policeman from the United Arab Emirates was among the three officers killed in the Shiite village of Diah in March 2014.

He was the first foreign officer killed since Saudi-led troops and police were deployed to Bahrain to support its crackdown on the Arab Spring-inspired protests.


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