10 Defendants Receive 5-Year Jail Verdicts over Assembling in Jid Al Haj

2018-12-19 - 8:40 p

Bahrain Mirror: The Fourth High Criminal Court sentenced 10 defendants, whose ages range between 15 and 21 years, to 5 years in jail over charge of assembling in Jid Al Haj and burning a patrol, and bound them to jointly pay 401 BD for the damages they caused.

The Public Prosecution accused the suspects of deliberately burning, along with other unknowns, on the eve of April 18, 2018, a patrol owned by the Interior Ministry, taking part in an assembly in a public place, acquiring Motolov, damaging movables owned by equestrian services shop as well as entering a private a property without permission.

The court acquitted the suspects of charge of entering a private property without permission.

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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