Bahrain terror suspect arrested in Armenia – Manama, Yerevan say fugitive was on international list of wanted persons

Manama: A Bahraini citizen suspected of terrorism has been arrested at Zvartnots International Airport in the Armenian capital Yerevan.

The man, identified as Fadhel R, 26, was taken to the General Department of Criminal Investigation after being caught at 11:00 pm Yerevan time on Friday night, a local report by said, citing the official website of the Armenian police.

The suspect was on the international wanted list over accusations of attempted murder, illegal circulation of explosives, damage to public and private property, mass disorder and terrorism, the police said.

He was taken to the Yerevan City Police Department. The Prosecutor General’s Office and the National Interpol Centre have been informed about the arrest, reported late on Saturday.

In Manama, the General Director of Anti-Corruption and Economic and Electronic Security said that the Armenian authorities have arrested a fugitive who was sentenced to seven years in jail in Bahrain on charges of arson and bomb attacks to spread terror.

The General Director said the Criminal Police Directorate had requested Interpol to issue a red notice to arrest the fugitive. He said steps were being taken to hand the detainee over to the concerned security authority.

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  1. I hope Yerevan should have consulted with Tehran (our good neighbour) about this person. As we may all know, Bahrain is governed by a Sunni Shaik. The population of Bahrain is 70% Shia, and has been brutally persecuted by the state with Saudi help. I am wondering if this person is a Shia? The order for arrest is coming from the Sunni Bahrain government (an ally of Saudi Arabia). I am just wondering…….I hope Armenia is mature enough to know the situation in Bahrain.


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