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Bahrain jails 138 for planning Iran-linked 'terror' group

Bahrain on Tuesday (April 16th) jailed 138 people and revoked their citizenship for plotting to form a "terror" group with links to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), AFP reported.

They received prison terms of three years to life for having tried to build a Bahrain Hizbullah, similar to the militia active in Lebanon, said public prosecutor Ahmad al-Hammadi.

Some members had received military training in Lebanon, Iran and Iraq, he said in a statement.

Another man was also jailed but his citizenship was not revoked, while 30 others were acquitted, said the statement posted on the prosecution Instagram account.

A source said that 111 were already in custody while 58 were sentenced in absentia.

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