Thursday, October 25, 2007

Terror suspects 'funded attacks'

by Mohammed Alsam from The Gulf Daily News

Two Bahraini terror suspects are thought to have joined the Taliban-led insurgency in Afghanistan and are accused of receiving weapons and explosives training. The pair are being tried in Bahrain's High Criminal Court along with three other men - two Bahrainis and a Qatari - who have been charged with providing them financial support. All four Bahrainis are accused of joining and co-operating with a terrorist group based abroad and supporting terrorist acts against a foreign country ... High Criminal Court Judge Shaikh Mohammed bin Ali Al Khalifa rejected a bail request and ordered them to remain in police custody. The brother of the Bahraini still at large was among those who attended the hearing and claimed he was innocent. "We have not seen anything in my brother's behaviour and this is an injustice," he told the GDN. "There was a project in Saudi Arabia 20 years ago and that office was encouraging young men to go to Afghanistan to carry out humanitarian work. Now these people are being chased and punished for going to Afghanistan."

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