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Terror convict loses plea.

A HIGH-PROFILE prisoner jailed for 80 years in multiple terrorism cases has lost an appeal against one of his convictions.

Redha Al Ghasra, 26, and a co-defendant were both jailed for five years by the High Criminal Court for possessing firearms during an illegal gathering in Bani Jamra.

Both men lodged appeals against their convictions at the Supreme Criminal Appeals Court, which rejected Mr Al Ghasra's appeal but reduced his co-defendant's sentence to two years yesterday.

The 26-year-old has been convicted in at least 17 cases and has masterminded several attacks against police since unrest began in 2011.

He was convicted of attempted murder in another case for trying to shoot policemen in Bani Jamra on May 24 last year.

Other convictions include smuggling weapons and explosives, attempted murder, arson and rioting.

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Publication:Gulf Daily News (Manama, Bahrain)
Date:Mar 25, 2014
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