Trial Postponed of Accused ISIS Affiliate who Attempted to Leave Bahrain with False Passport

2015-07-09 - 6:57 م

Bahrain Mirror: The Second High Criminal Court, presided over by Judge Abdulla Al-Ashraf with membership of judges Mohammed Mirza Aman and Hamad bin Salman Al Khalifa, and Abdullah Mohammed Mohsen as secretariat, decided to postpone the trial of Abdulla Al-Binali, brother of Turki Al-Binali, preacher of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS).

The authorities accused him of using his friend's passport to travel outside Bahrain, since he is wanted for joining an unlicensed international organization (ISIS). His hearing was postponed until September 10, 2015 for pleading.

During yesterday's hearing (July 6, 2015) Al-Binali appeared before the court with his lawyer, who requested meeting his client and reviewing the case file, the request that was approved by the court. As a result, the lawyer presented his requests and the court postponed the case for pleading while keeping the accused detained.

The Public Prosecution accused him of using another person's official documents, which was 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 Abdulla 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 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.  

The Arabic Issue:


التعليقات المنشورة لا تعبر بالضرورة عن رأي الموقع

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