Bahrain upholds sentence in Iran spy case



Published — Monday 1 April 2013

Last update 1 April 2013 10:22 pm

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MANAMA: Bahrain’s news agency says an appeals court has confirmed a 10-year prison sentence against a man convicted of spying for Iran. The Gulf kingdom has long accused Tehran of aiding an anti-government uprising in the Arab country.
The official Bahrain News Agency said yesterday that prosecutors alleged the suspect passed tips to Iranian diplomats in Kuwait on Bahrain’s military capabilities and “sensitive” sites.
The suspect’s name has not been revealed. His original 10-year sentence was handed down in July 2011.

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