Appeals Court: Sentences Reaching 10 Years in Jail against Suspects Accused of Joining Feb. 14 Coalition
2017-02-16 - 8:52 p
Bahrain Mirror: The High Appeals Criminal Court presided over by judge Mohammad Bin Ali Al Khalifa, and Naji Abdullah as Secretariat, issued its sentence in the appeals of 7 defendants over case of "February 14 coalition". The court handed down 3-year jail term instead of 5 to 5 suspects, upheld 10-year jail term issued against a suspect, rejected the appeal of a suspect.
The court said that the fourth defendant was sentenced in absentia by first-instance court. The defendant rejected the verdict and appealed it on the next day after setting the date for objection on the first degree ruling. Since the first-instance court has not yet ruled by objection yet, this appeal has become unnegotiable due to its early submission.
The first-instance court had handed down 15-year jail term to the suspects from the first till the sixth and 10-year jail term to 4 suspects. It sentenced the 3 remaining defendants, with a wman among them, to 5 years in prison.
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