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Bahrain approves tougher penalty for child abusers

Tougher punishments for people, who physically or sexually abuse children or the mentally ill, were approved by the Bahrain’s Shura Council yesterday (May 10). Jail sentences of three months and fines of BD100 ($265) could b

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Tougher punishments in Bahrain anti-terror clamp

People in Bahrain who promote or glorify terrorist acts could be jailed for up to 10 years and fined BD5,000 ($13,255) as part of tougher punishments. The proposed amendment to the Anti-Terrorism Law will also apply to those who o

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Bahrain approves tough penalties for cheating children

Tougher punishments for people who take advantage of children have been approved by Bahrain’s Shura Council. The parliamentary proposal involves jail sentences of six months and fines of at least BD200 ($526) for those found

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Bahrain Shura rejects Penal Code change

Bahrain’s Shura Council has rejected an amendment to the penal Code that aimed to introduce equal punishments for people who commit crimes while drunk or high on drugs and those who commit the same offence when sober. The am

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Rogue traders in Bahrain 'cheating clients'

Rogue traders in Bahrain are deliberately buying damaged or expired goods on the cheap and selling them to unsuspecting customers, said a top official. Dalal Al Zayed, legislative and legal affairs committee chairman of the Shura

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Bahrain to get tough on private sector bribery

Tough punishments against bribery and embezzlement in Bahrain's private sector have been approved by MPs. Parliament backed a government-drafted bill that will impose the punishments as Bahrain introduces new legislations to combat cor

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