Legal and Security Actions
■ (2/12/2010): A Thai woman accused
of human trafficking is set to hear the verdict of her case in the
High Criminal Court on 23 January 2011. It is alleged that she tricked
women from her country by offering them work in restaurants, but
instead intimidated and forced them into prostitution. In a separate
case, a Bahraini citizen was sentenced to eight years in prison
in Thailand for the same offence.
■ (2/12/2010): a detainee who was alleged
to have participated in riots was released after spending one month
in detention. It was proven that he was at work during the time
of the crime. On 26 September 2010, another citizen was released
after evidence revealed that he had been outside the country during
the time of the crime. He was accused of setting fire to the Sitra
Club on 25 March 2010. On 5 December 2010, a defendant accused of
rioting was also released because of insanity. It came to light
that one of the accused of rioting had misled the investigation.
■ (5/12/2010): The Third High Criminal
Court, sentenced a person in absentia to 5 years in jail and fined
500 dinars for setting an electricity generator by the third High
Criminal Court. Another court sentenced two persons to prison, one
for three years and the other for one year, for their involvement
in the attack against the British Embassy on 16 March 2010.
■ (6/12/2010): The Public Prosecutor
renewed the detention of 15 youth from Sar for a further 15-days.
Their families insisted that their children were playing football
close to the Sar Club during the time of the crime, and have no
previous criminal records.
■ (9/12/2010): The Second Court of Appeal
upholds the decision to imprison a Bahraini citizen for rioting
in Deer and sentenced him to 6 months in prison.
■ (12/12/2010): The Third High Criminal
Court sentenced two persons to five years’ imprisonment for setting
fire to a car and causing financial damage in the area of Deer.
On 21 December 2010, the Lower Criminal Court sentenced a person
to 4 months’ imprisonment for rioting in Al Bilad Al Qadeem. On
23 December 2010, another person was sentenced to 4 months’ imprisonment
for his involvement in rioting and arson attacks.
■ (26/12/2010): Three people were convicted
of setting fire to an electricity pylon in Sitra on 8 July 2010.
They were sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment and fined 4000 Dinar
by the High Criminal Court.