The program 'the hidden is more immense', which was broadcast on Qatari-owned Al Jazeera network, marks a new series of conspiracies against the Kingdom of Bahrain and is an attempt by Qatar to undermine the GCC, said spokesman of the Bahrain Defense Force.
'This is a new episode of the conspiracy against the Kingdom of Bahrain and the desire of Qatar to undermine the GCC and incite discord amongst its countries,' the spokesman said. 'Through the information provided by the guest Yasser Athbi al-Jalahma, this program presents false information to distort the facts,' he added.
He also said that Jalahma has 'conspired with other suspects engaged in intelligence activities to disclose Bahrain’s defense secrets and to hand over classified information to Qatar intelligence agencies in order to damage Bahrain’s military and defense status.'
Jalahma and the other suspects disclosed 'sensitive classified information and military secrets to unauthorized individuals,' he added.
On April 30, 2019, Bahrain’s military court issued sentenced the above-mentioned suspects to temporary and life prison terms. Jalahma was sentenced to death in absentia and his rank was demoted to soldier. He was also discharged from the BDF without insignia and his name was written off the BDF reserves list. He is still a wanted fugitive, according to the spokesman.
In 2013, Jalahma was also sentenced to ten years in jail for failing to respond to the call of the Reserve Force and the dereliction of his military duties, after which he fled to Qatar and acquired the Qatari nationality without the approval of the relevant department in the BDF. A judicial warrant of arrest was issued against him through Interpol.