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Trial of Abdullah Al-Binali (ISIS Preacher Turki Al-Binali’s Brother) Adjourned until October 18

2015-09-12 - 10:22 p

Bahrain Mirror: Bahrain's First High Criminal Court, presided over by judge Mohammad bin Ali Al Khalifa, looked, on Thursday (September 10, 2015) into the case of Abdullah Al-Binali (Turki Al-Binali's brother, preacher of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS)), who is accused of using his friend's passport in an attempt to leave the country, since he is wanted for joining an unlicensed international organization (ISIS). The court decided to adjourn the case until October 18, 2015 for deliberation and pleading.

During yesterday's hearing, Al-Binali appeared with his lawyer and requested adjourning the case to listen to the witnesses and pleading.

The Public Prosecution accused him of using someone else's official documents, which is a passport, on April 20, 2015 and submitted it to an employee in the Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs to finish his travel papers to the Sultanate of Oman.

The General Directorate of Criminal Investigation received a report saying that the 26-year-old Abdullah Al-Binali was apprehended at the Bahrain International Airport while trying to flee Bahrain. He changed his appearance, so that the policemen wouldn't be able to recognize and arrest him. He handed over someone else's passport to an employee, and as the information was being checked, it was revealed that he was not using his own passport. Thus, he was arrested and referred to the Public Prosecution.

During the investigations, the accused admitted that the incident took place and that he had preaching activities to attend. He further stated that he is banned from traveling because he is wanted over security issues. He also said that he wanted to travel to Turkey to request political asylum. The idea of using someone else's passport came to his mind, so he headed to his friend's home who wasn't aware that Al-Binali was a wanted suspect. Al-Binali told him that there was a paid Umrah package and asked for his passport so that he could register his name. Afterwards, Al-Binali bought two flight tickets to Oman and then to Turkey. The suspect's previous record showed that he is wanted over the charge of joining a terrorist organization.

It is noteworthy that Abdullah's brother, Turki Al-Binali is one the most prominent preachers of ISIS. Bahraini authorities revoked his nationality for joining a terrorist organization. Meanwhile, the authorities put a travel ban on their father (Mubarak Al-Binali) who is suspected of contacting terrorist organizations.

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