Bahrain convicts 51 people in mass trial amid crackdown

By Associated Press

Bahrain announced Tuesday it convicted 51 people, more than half of them abroad, on charges of belonging to a militant group. Bahrain described those convicted as belonging to an unnamed militant group that received orders from Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard. It alleged that the Guard supplied weapons and funding to aid the group in plans to potentially target “economic and vital installations, security patrol sites, the headquarters of the Ministry of Interior and (the) Bahrain Defense Force.”

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