14 get life for killing Pakistani in Bahrain
Manama, October 3, 2011
Bahrain handed out life sentences on Monday to 14 men for killing a Pakistani national during protests earlier this year, the state news agency BNA said.
A military court also sentenced 15 others to 15 years in prison each for the attempted murder of a soldier, vandalising buildings at the University of Bahrain and "inciting hatred of the ruling system", the agency said.
Another six received 15 years each for intent to murder several people at the university, while a seventh was given 18 years. They were charged with setting a building on fire to kill those on an upper floor.
Pakistani national Abdulmalik Ghulam Rasool -- killed in March -- was assaulted with wooden planks and metal bars as he left his home in Manama, BNA said, adding that the 14 were also charged with intending to cause riots and commit other crimes.
Those jailed in all three cases were convicted for "spreading terror", BNA said. - Reuters