27 April 2018 :
Bahrain’s king has commuted death sentences handed down to four men by a military court to life in prison, state news agency BNA reported.
The death sentences were the first to be issued by a military court in the Gulf Arab state against civilians, according to activists.
In December, a military court sentenced six men to death and revoked their citizenship after they were convicted on charges of forming a terrorist cell and plotting to assassinate a military official.
BNA said King Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa reduced the sentences confirmed by a military appeals court the previous day.
It was not immediately clear whether the death sentence was commuted for the remaining two men, who were list as having fled to Iran and were tried in absentia.