BNA: Bahrain arrests 8 men trying to escape to Iran by boat

June 5, 2016 11:02

DUBAI - Bahrain's coast guard has arrested eight people who were trying to escape to Iran by boat, state news agency BNA reported on late on Saturday.

Bahrain's official agency said two other men it described as "fugitives" had organized the escape from Iran.

The eight men had already been convicted - in absentia - and sentenced to between 10 to 15 years in prison, BNA said.

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