A Bahraini national casts her vote in the parliamentary and municipal elections. (BNA)

November 25, 2018

Iran has sought to disrupt the parliamentary and municipal elections in Bahrain that were held Saturday by sending false messages to citizens, misleading them into believing their names were not on voter lists, revealed Director-General of Anti-corruption and Economic and Electronic Security.

The monitoring of social media resulted in identifying the numbers of some of the senders and those behind them, it added, reported the Bahrain news agency (BNA).

The crime was committed by individuals in Bahrain and Iran, the perpetrators hacked a number of servers to carry out their illegal act.

Legal procedures are being taken to refer the case to the Public Prosecution.

The investigation revealed that Iran was the source for 40,000 e-messages to disturb the parliamentary and municipal elections.

Asharq Al-Awsat

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