Manama, Sept. 26 (BNA): The High Court of Appeals today considered the objection lodged by the Public Prosecution against acquittal of defendants Ali Salman Ali Ahmed, Hassan Ali Juma Sultan and Ali Mehdi Ali Al Aswad on grounds of their proven establishment of intelligence links with Qatar, and adjourned the case until October 15, Advocate General Osama Al Oufi, said.
The defendants were charged with their establishment of foreign intelligence links, the disclosure and passing of defence secrets to a foreign country, accepting financial sums in consideration of supplying that country with Bahrain’s military secrets and vital information to undermine the Kingdom’s security, as well as willfully spreading false rumours abroad to undermine the Kingdom’s economic status and national sovereignty.
The court session was held in public in accordance with the law attended by the first defendant and his attorney who presented his defence argument. The court decided to adjourn the case until the session on October 15 for final pleadings. The first defendant was permitted to obtain a copy of the Prosecution’s memorandum and his defence memorandum presented during today’s session.
BNA 0944 GMT 2018/09/26