Bahrain: Death Sentence For Imam’s Murderer Upheld

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The High Court of Appeals rejected the pleas of two convicts involved in murdering the imam of Bin Shida Mosque and upheld the sentence issued by the High Criminal Court, Chief Prosecutor of Muharraq Governorate, Hussain Khamis, said.

The Public Prosecution had referred both defendants on charges of deliberate, premeditated murder, desecrating and concealing the victim’s body.

The jury unanimously agreed on issuing the death sentence against the first convict and one year in jail and deportation against the second defendant for his role in concealing the body and failure to report the crime.

Source Credit: BNA