A court in Bahrain has revoked the citizenship of 138 people on Tuesday, April 16, after convicting them with terrorism charges. The prosecution has reportedly accused them of setting up a cell linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guard in Bahrain. The accused persons were also sentenced to prison and 69 of them were given life sentences.
An associated rise in civil tensions is to be expected, as well as related demonstrations, in Bahrain over the coming weeks.
Bahrain, a Sunni-ruled kingdom, has accused Iran of inciting unrest among its Shi'a majority community since the 2011 Bahraini uprising, in which many demonstrators took to the streets to protest against the incumbent government.
Individuals in Bahrain are advised to monitor developments to the situation, strictly avoid all protests and demonstrations, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.
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