Killers' appeal hearing delayed in Bahrain

May 15, 2011 at 10:25 AM

MANAMA, Bahrain, May 15 (UPI) -- A Bahraini court has temporarily delayed an appeals hearing for seven men convicted of killing two police officers.

Four of the men were sentenced to death and the other three received life in prison sentences in the killing of policemen Kashef Ahmad Mandhoor and Mohammad Farouq Abdul Samad, Gulf News reported Sunday.

The prosecution sought the death penalty for all seven defendants. Sentenced to die in the double-killings are Ali Abdullah Hassan Al Singees, Qassim Hassan Mattar Ahmad, Saeed Abdul Jalil Saeed and Abdul Aziz Abdul Rida Ebrahim Hussain.

Eisa Abdullah Kadhem Ali, Syed Sadiq Ali Mahdi and Hussain Jaafar Abdul Kareem were sentenced to life in prison for their role in the double killings.

The appeals hearing is now scheduled for Wednesday.

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