3-5 Year Prison Terms Handed Down to 5 Suspects over Burning Tires in Sanabes

2015-11-28 - 10:41 م

Bahrain Mirror: Bahrain's Fourth High Criminal Court, presided over by judge Ali Al-Dhahrani, issued its sentence against 5 suspects over joining assembly and burning tires in Sanabes. The court sentenced the first suspect to 5 years in prison and the remaining 4 to 3 years.

The authorities said that it received a report stating that a number of unknown individuals set fire to 4 tires, which they placed in the middle of a main road in the Sanabes area and then fled.

The authorities claimed that "the investigations led them to those involved in the incident." The Public Prosecution accused the defendants, along with other anonymous suspects, of deliberately starting a fire on January 19, 2015 in a manner that endangered people's lives and properties, and of deliberately threatening public transportation security. It further accused them of participating in an assembly of more than 5 persons, aiming at violating public security.

Since 2012, the known riot cases which are listed under the riot act have been amended to apply to the terrorism act, as new terrorist aims and pretexts have been attributed to these cases, such as the attempted murder of policemen, breaching the provisions of law and putting people's lives and properties in danger, in order to harshen the sentences issued against protestors and activists.

Arabic Issue 

التعليقات المنشورة لا تعبر بالضرورة عن رأي الموقع

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