Bahrain to charge 23 with belonging to a ‘terrorist network’
“Bahrain says it plans to charge 23 people for plotting to overthrow the government and for belonging to what officials described as a sophisticated terrorist network, the Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported on Saturday.
The agency said the charges, to be brought by public prosecutors, follow an intelligence operation and that arrests of those in the network started on August 13.
Bahrain is a tiny island kingdom on Saudi Arabia’s eastern coast. It is predominantly Shiite but has Sunni rulers. Among the accused, at least 20 are Shiite opposition leaders, according to Reuters.”