DUBAI: A court in Western-allied Bahrain sentenced 139 people to jail on terrorism charges yesterday and revoked the citizenship of all but one of them, the public prosecutor said, in the latest mass trial in the state. The High Criminal Court handed out life jail terms to 69 of the defendants, the prosecutor said, adding they were sentenced for crimes including joining a "terrorist" group, bombings, attempted murder and receiving arms and explosives training. It said the defendants had formed an Iran-linked cell it referred to as the "Bahraini Hezbollah" with the purpose of carrying out attacks in the country. Of those sentenced, 60 were in absentia, a defense lawyer said. - Reuters