Appeals Court: 5-Year Jail Verdict to 3 Suspects over Assembly

2017-04-15 - 8:32 p

Bahrain Mirror: The Supreme Court of Appeals presided over by judge Mohammad bin Ali Al Khalifa and Naji Abdullah as secretariat reduced the sentence of 3 suspects, accused of assembling and burning cars, from 10 to 5 years in jail and ordered the confiscation of seized items.

The Public Prosecution charged the suspects with deliberately setting fire, along with other unknowns, on March 7, 2015, to movable assets, a car, that would put people's and money to danger for a terrorist aim, taking part in an assembly of more than 5 persons aiming at disrupting public peace, noting that they used violence to achieve the aim they gathered for and acquiring Molotov, aiming at endangering people's lives and public money.

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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