5-Year Jail Term Issued against 7 Defendants Accused of Burning Tires in Al-Dair

2017-04-13 - 8:58 p

Bahrain Mirror: The Fourth High Criminal Court presided over by judge Ali bin Khalifa Al-Dhahrani and membership of judges Ousama Al-Shathili and Wael Ibrahim and Ahmad Al-Suleiman as a secretariat handed down 5-year jail term to 7 suspects after convicting them of burning tires and a thermal insulator and assembling in Al-Dair, and ordered the confiscation of seized items.

The court convicted the suspects because on January 16, 2015 they, along with other unknowns, deliberately set fire to the mentioned assets that would put people's lives and public money to danger, took part in an assembly of more than 5 persons aiming at disrupting public peace and acquired Molotov.

Since 2012, riot cases that go under the demonstrations and riot section of the penal code were adapted to apply to the terrorism law, if there were "terrorist" purposes behind them, such as attempted murder of a police officer, violating the provisions of law and endangering the lives of people and their properties, within the regime's framework of harshening penalties against protesters and activists.

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