10/04/2017

3-Year Jail Term against Suspect Accused of Assembly in Bani Jamra Upheld


2017-10-04 - 1:53 p
Bahrain Mirror: The Supreme Court of Appeal upheld a 3-year jail verdict against a suspect accused of assembling, committing riots, acquiring and hurling Molotov in Bani Jamra. The court, however, acquitted him of the charge of attacking a policeman.
The first instance court had sentenced 18 defendants to 3 years in prison over assembling, committing riots, acquiring and throwing Molotov in Bani Jamra. The court sentenced 4 other suspects to 2 years in prison, acquitted one suspect of the charges brought against him and cleared all the suspects of the charge of attacking one of the policemen and causing him fracture in his toe, due to lack of evidence.
The authorities claim that on February 15, 2013, protestors took to the streets of Bani Jamra and threw metal rods and Molotov against the police. As a result, a policeman sustained a toe fracture in his right foot.
The authorities claim that they reached the suspects through investigations.