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The verdict was handed down by the Major Criminal Court. The head of the ministry’s prosecution added that the court order was to seize the boat used by the youths and return the dolphins they caught to their natural habitat to prevent extinction.
Earlier, the lower court had acquitted all the three accused. The prosecution appealed against the verdict. The Bahraini Coast Guard has informed the public prosecution that dolphins have been caught illegally in violation of Bahraini laws. According to local media reports, they handed over the captured dolphins to a group conducting dolphin shows.
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The Bahraini constitution prohibits the capture of dolphins in order to protect the environment and natural resources, the chief prosecutor said.
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