Security and Legal Measures:
■ 7 November 2010: The High Criminal
Court sentenced 5 persons accused of killing a policeman in Al Sahla
for 3 to 5 years’ imprisonment.
■ 8 November 2010: 4 persons were arrested
for participating in riots and burning tyres in Saar on 5 November
2010. They have been referred to the Public Prosecutor.
■ 15 November 2010: A 22-year-old youth
was arrested in Draz. His family stressed that their son was retarded.
■ 16 November 2010: Security forces
arrested a youth in Al Bilad Al Qadeem who was involved in security
breaches. The Director General of the Metropolitan Police said that
the youth is accused of arson and vandalism.
■ 16 November 2010: A person accused
of burning the Sitra Sports Club in March 2010, was released because
he was outside Bahrain during the occurrence of the incident.
■ 17 November 2010: The Lower Criminal
Court acquitted one person accused of possessing a Molotov bomb.
However, the man was charged with rioting and sentenced to 3 months.
■ 17 November 2010: The detention of
a football player from the Musali village was extended for 45 days.
The player was arrested on 29 September 2010, and his family dismissed
he was involved in illegal activities.
■ 21 November 2010: The Court of Appeal
is considering the so called Sahla Case, which the High Criminal
Court found 5 people innocent and sentenced 4 people to 3-5 years’
imprisonment in a murder case of a policeman on 20 November 2010.
The appeal is expected to be considered on 27 February 2011.
■ 21 November 2010: The High Criminal
Court rejected the request of the lawyer Nafeesa Do’bil for
holding closed hearing session for her client, who is accused of
rioting and burning tyres. According to Do’bil, her client is scared
of talking about the incident in front of the police during the
■ 30 November 2010: Security forces
arrested four juveniles during violent incidences in Bani Jamrah.
They were accused of attacking security forces with incendiary devices
and were referred to the Public Prosecutor’s Office.