A Bahraini military court on Thursday sentenced four Shia protesters to death and three to life in prison over the killing of two policemen during a crackdown on a pro-democracy rally last month, said a state news agency.

The trial of the seven began on April 17, with BNA news agency reporting at the time that they were accused of committing voluntary homicide of public officials with “terrorist” intentions.

Witnesses addressed the tribunal, and a video allegedly showing the attackers in cars hitting police was played, said the agency.

The verdict could be appealed, BNA said.

Bahraini authorities have said 24 people were killed during the unrest, most of them demonstrators.

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