Dubai: Three men from the same family in Bahrain have been sentenced to three years in jail after being found guilty of joining Daesh, local media reported.
The High Criminal Court sentenced a 52-year-old man and his two relatives to three years behind bars for terrorist activities.
Court files showed the defendants distributed pro-Daesh brochures and wrote slogans on the walls venerating acts of terror.
Investigators also found the first suspect, aged 52, travelled to Syria in 2013 under the pretext of taking part in a humanitarian relief mission.
Police said that his real mission was joining the group. Later, the man also persuaded two other relatives to support Daesh from Bahrain.
Police told the court that he was seeking to recruit more men to join the terrorist organisation. The 52-year-old man also confessed during interrogation that he was attracted to jihadist doctrines since the early 1990s.
“I decided to join them once I travelled to Syria. I knew my cousins (the second and third defendants) were also trying to fight alongside jihadists, so I established links with them,” he added. The public prosecution charged the trio with attempts to harm state unity, promote terrorist operations and spread takfiri ideas.