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Amnesty call over terror ruling rejected

MANAMA: A Bahrain court used its discretionary authority to reduce the sentence of two suspects convicted of plotting to kill policemen, Chief Public Prosecutor Osama Al Oufi said last night.

They were jailed for taking part in serious terror acts, planning and making equipment, including Molotov cocktails, to ambush a police vehicle and surrounding it before launching the attack, he said.

The Chief Public Prosecutor was responding to a report published on Amnesty International's social networking site, urging the dropping of their convictions claiming they were minors.

He said the accused, who were not minors, were tried along with other suspects.

One of them climbed atop the patrol vehicle and tried to break the door to reach the policemen inside in an attempt to kill them.

Mr Oufi described their crimes as heinous and horrific.

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