11 : 19 AM - 19/05/2011
Manama, May 19 (BNA) -- The Lower National Safety Court sentenced nine defendants accused of kidnapping one police man to 20 years in prison , and one defendant was acquitted of charges.
Those sentenced to 20 years in prison are Hamed Ibraim Al Madhoon, Khalil Ibrahim Al Madhoon , Jassim Ali Yahya , Bassim Jalil Saeed, Jalal Saeed Mohammed , Fouad Ali Fadhl, Falah Ali Fadhl, Mohammed Mirza Ali and Mohammed Habeeb Al Saffaf.
Defendant Ai Saeed Abdulaziz was acquitted of charges.
The National Safety Courts were set up according to the Royal Decree on the declaration of the State of National Safety, which determined the nature of each one and ruled that each of them should consist of two civil judges and a military one in order to ensure the fairness of the judicial system in the kingdom and safeguards the suspects’ right for fair trials and allowed them to appeal the verdicts.
BNA 0817 GMT 2011/05/19
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