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Bahraini suspects referred to courts

Posted by on April 5, 2011 0 Comment

Seven suspects have been referred to special courts for trial in connection with the murder of two on-duty policemen, Bahrain’s Military Public Prosecutor has announced.

The suspects are facing charges of pre-meditated murder of Kashif Ahmed Mandhour and Mohammed Farooq Abdul Samad.

They will stand trial under Article 333 of the Penal Law promulgated in 1976 and articles 2 and 3 of a 2006 law on protecting society from terrorist acts, it was revealed.

All crimes pertaining to the State of National Safety are being investigated by the military prosecution and will be referred to specialised courts while warranting legal rights for all suspects, the Military Public Prosecutor added.

The suspects have been arrested for running over their car on the two policemen and then disfiguring their bodies. The incident happened last month on the day when the main roundabout in Manama was cleared of protesters who had been staging sint-ins and protest at the place.

Meanwhile, the Information Affairs Authority (IAA) has allowed the printing of Al Wasat newspaper after a one-day suspension, following a decision by the newspaper’s board to sack Editor-in-Chief Mansour Al Jamri, Managing Editor Walid Nouwaihidh, and head of Local News Department Aqeel Mirza.

The IAA suspended the newspaper on Saturday after a Bahrain TV programme claimed the paper fabricated news reports concerning recent unrest in the country, including copying photos and other material from other Arab countries media and showing them as incidents that took place in Bahrain. Khaleej Times

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