Bahrain policemen killing verdict to be reviewed
Manama, May 27, 2011
The General Military Prosecutor of the Bahrain Defence Force last night announced that the Prosecution has forwarded the case of the murder of policemen Kashif Ahmed Mandhour and Mohammed Farouq Abdul Samad to the civil General Prosecution.
The capital punishment verdict on Ali Abdulla Hassan Al Singees and Abdulaziz Abdul Ridha Ibrahim Hassan will be re-examined by the Cassation Court.
Meanwhile, Lower National Safety Court (criminal department) adjourned to Tuesday trial of 31 suspects charged with carrying weapons to loot money, setting fire to private farms and endangering people's life, and stealing and possessing Molotov cocktails.
The court also adjourned to the same day the case of 16 suspects charged with attempted murder of a person driving his car on a public road, damaging a private car and using violence against police officers.
The decision has been taken to enable the defendants to appoint their lawyers and meet families.
The Misdemeanour Department sentenced to one year in prison Fadhel Abbas Ahmed, Salman Abbas Ahmed, Nasser Houd Ibrahim, Ali Mohammed Abdullah, Mohammed Adel Ahmed, Yousef Abdullah Ali and Jafar Mehdi Hassan for gathering in a public place with the intention to commit crimes and disrupt public order.
Abdessalam Mohammed Jassim was handed two years in jail for gathering in a public place with the intention to commit crimes and disrupt public order.
Ali Khalifa Hassan was sentenced to four years in prison on charges of gathering in a public place to commit crimes and disrupt public order and possessing a leaflet inciting to overthrow the political system.
Ali Abdullah Youssef and Mohammed Hussain Suleiman have been acquitted of the charges levelled against them.
The court adjourned other cases to enable the suspects to appoint their lawyers.
The hearing was attended by the Gulf-European Centre for Human Rights representative Salman Nasser, Bahrain Human Rights Watch representative Attiyatallah Rouhani and the defendants' family members.-TradeArabia News Service