King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa. File / AFP
King Hamad has ordered that the citizenship of 551 Bahrainis revoked by courts be restored, official media said on Sunday.
The king, who can reverse court decisions, requested that the competent authorities take into account "the nature of crimes committed," the Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
"His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa has issued an order, reinstating the citizenship of 551 convicts whose nationality had been revoked as per court rulings," BNA reported.
The interior ministry has been instructed to examine files and prepare lists of those to be freed.
A Bahraini court on Tuesday revoked the citizenship of 138 people and jailed 139, at the end of a mass trial denounced by rights group Amnesty International.
Those convicted − Shiite Bahraini citizens, according to a judicial source − belonged to a group of 169 people accused of forming a "terror" group with links to Iran's Revolutionary Guards.
Bahraini authorities have repeatedly denied taking discriminatory measures against citizens of the kingdom, and say they are facing violence from Iran-backed groups.
The UAE leaders conveyed the greetings of Sheikh Khalifa to the Bahraini King and his best wishes for continued good health to him and welling and prosperity to the people of Bahrain under his wise leadership.
With a growing population and rapidly expanding industrial footprint, Bahrain is seeing rapid expansion of its electrical infrastructure, with the commissioning of new plants and modernisation of existing facilities. According to the Oxford Business Group: “Bahrain has an available electricity capacity of nearly 3,921 MW, with peak demand hitting 3,418 MW in summer 2016.
Bahrain is one of the top 10 startup ecosystems with the largest share of female founders, according to the 2019 Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER), launched at the recent TNW conference in Amsterdam.
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