Referral order Case no. 1026/2010/Public Prosecutor Felonies

On October 13, 2010 Ahmad al-Dosari, the general prosecutor for the Plenary Prosecution of the Kingdom of Bahrain, after examining the documents of the aforementioned case and the interrogations conducted, The Public Prosecutor charges:

1. `Abd al-Jalil ‘Abdullah Yusif al-Sinkis ( 48 years ) , Civil servant 2. Muhammad Habib al-Saffaf ( 48 years ) , 3. Hasan `Ali Hasan Mushayma` ( 62 years ) , 4. Sa`id `Abd al-Nabi Muhammad Shihabi ( 56 years ) , 5. Sa`id Mirza Ahmad `Ali (Sa`id al-Nuri) ( 37 years ) , 6. Muhammad Sa`id Musa al-Sahlawi ( 37 years ) , Doctor 7. `Abd al-Hadi `Abdullah Mahdi Hasan Jum`a al-Mukhudar ( 42 years ) , Businessman 8. `Abd al-Ghani `Isa `Ali `Isa al-Khanjar ( 38 years ) , Teacher 9. `Abdullah `Isa al-Mahrus (Mirza al-Mahrus) ( 45 years ) , 10. Ja`far Ahmad Jasim al-Hassabi ( 38 years ) , Civil servant 11. `Ali Hasan `Abdullah `Abd al-Imam ( 32 years ) , Engineer 12. Sayyid `Aqil Ahmad `Ali Mahfuz ( 42 years ) , 13. Al-Hurr Yusif Muhammad Sabikh ( 29 years ) , Worker 14. Ahmad Jawad Ahmad Jawad al-Firdan ( 43 years ) , Civil servant 15. `Ali Jawad Ahmad Jawad al-Firdan ( 32 years ) , Security guard 16. `Abd al-Amir Yusif `Ali Malullah ( 25 years ) , 17. Salman Naji Salman ( 27 years ) , 18. `Abd al-Amir Ja`far Rashid al-`Aradi ( 50 years ) , Civil servant 19. Hasan Hamad Salih al-Haddad ( 30 years ) , Civil servant 20. Mahmud Ramadan Muhammad Sha`ban ( 43 years ) , 21. Suhayl Mahdi Salih `Ali ( 36 years ) , Customs clearance 22. Husayn `Umran Husayn `Umran ( 34 years ) , Representative 23. `Abd al-Hadi `Abdullah al-Saffar ( 31 years ) , Teacher 24. Ahmad Jamshir Fayruz ( 27 years ) , 25. Ibrahim Tahir Muhammad al-Shaykh ( 41 years ) ,

Because during the period from July 2009 to August 11, 2010:

1. Defendants 1 to 10 Established a group in violation of the law—the first defendant administered the group—for the purpose of advocating the obstruction of constitutional provisions and laws, preventing the public authorities from performing their jobs, infringing on personal liberties and the public and private rights of citizens, and harming national unity. Terrorism was one of the methods to achieve these ends. Namely, they composed the aforementioned group and extended it with the funds necessary to execute their plans to create turmoil and disturbances; spread chaos through riots, sabotage, and arson; and resist the authorities, with the aim of undermining security and the public order and destabilizing the country.

2. Defendants 11 to 25 Joined the group established in violation of the law—defendants 2 to 10 held leadership positions in it—for the purpose of advocating the obstruction of constitutional provisions and laws, preventing the public authorities from performing their jobs, infringing on personal liberties and the public and private rights of citizens, and harming national unity. Terrorism was one of the methods to achieve these ends. Namely, they joined the aforementioned group with full knowledge of its methods in order to execute its plans to create turmoil and disturbances; spread chaos through riots, sabotage, and arson; and resist the authorities, with the aim of undermining security and the public order and destabilizing the country.

3. Defendants 1 to 5 Collected and gave funds to the group named in charges one and two with the full knowledge of its engagement in terrorist activity.

4. Defendants 12 to 25 Participated in assemblies in public places involving more than five persons with the purpose of undermining public security and committing the crimes of assault on assets and properties, and assault on police officers with the use of force and violence. In the execution of the planned purpose of the assembly, of which they had full knowledge, the following crimes were committed: a. They used force and violence against public servants with the intention of prompting them to wrongfully abstain from carrying out one of their official duties. Namely, they used force and violence with members of the police force charged with dispersing their assembly, using stones, iron rods, and Molotov cocktails, intending to prevent the police from performing their duty. They did not succeed in their aims. b. They started fires liable to endanger people and property. Namely, they threw flaming objects at things as described in the interrogations in service of a terrorist aim.

5. Defendants 13, 14, and 15 Manufactured, possessed, and maintained flammable containers and materials made from them, with the intention of using them to endanger people and property.

6. Defendants 1 to 9 Participated by way of inciting, agreeing to, and aiding the crimes named in charges four and five. Namely, they incited the defendants named therein and agreed with them to perpetrate the acts. Defendants one through five aided them by extending the funds necessary to assemble the tools and means used in the crimes. The crimes occurred pursuant to this incitement, agreement, and aid.

7. Defendants 1 to 3, 5, 7, 8, and 9 Participated in assemblies in public places involving more than five persons with the purpose of starting fires, destroying public and private property, assaulting security forces, and undermining public security. They used violence to achieve the aim for which they assembled.

8. Defendants 1, 3, and 4 Bahraini nationals, they intentionally disseminated false and tendentious news and rumors about the country’s internal affairs abroad liable to harm the stature and esteem of the state. Namely, they disseminated news and rumors abroad regarding sectarian discrimination in the country and the state authorities’ injurious performance of their jobs.

9. Defendants 1 to 11 a. Publicly incited to hatred and contempt of the ruling regime orally and in writing as elaborated in detail in the interrogations. b. Publicly incited against and showed contempt for a particular class of people, orally and in writing. Namely, they denigrated naturalized Bahraini citizens and advocated boycotting them and forcing them out of the country, in a way liable to disturb the public peace. c. Intentionally disseminated false and tendentious news and rumors and broadcast incendiary allegations liable to disturb the public order and harm the public interest. Namely, they disseminated and broadcast, over the internet, in publications, and in speeches before public forums, news and rumors regarding sectarian discrimination in the country and the state authorities’ pursuit of illegitimate practices, as elaborated in detail in the interrogations.

10. Defendants 1, 2, 5, 6, and 11 Possessed and maintained publications containing the false and tendentious news and rumors named in charge 9(c).

General Prosecutor Ahmed al-Dosari

As such, The defendants have committed crimes punishable in Articles 44, 45, 92, 134/1, 165, 168(n), 172, 178, 179, 220/1, 277/1, 277 (bis), and 281 (bis) of the Penal Code, amended by Laws 21/1999 and 14/2008; Articles 1, 2(3), 3, 6/1 and 3, 22, and 24 of Law 58/2006 on the protection of society from terrorist acts; and Article 1/7, 10, 3/103, and 203 of Law 4/2001 on the prohibition and suppression of money laundering and funding for terrorism, amended by Law 54/2006.

Check these laws

Thus, 1. We order the aforementioned case referred to the Greater Criminal Court for punishment in accordance with the charges. The hearing is set for October 28, 2010. The defendants shall remain in confinement, and the third and four defendants shall be taken into custody and placed in confinement in connection with the case. 2. Appended is a list of witness statements and evidence.