Bahrain High Court of Appeal Overturns Verdict Acquitting Two Suspects

The High Court of Appeal has unanimously accepted the appeal of the Public Prosecution in merits and form to overturn a verdict acquitting two members of an association that is licenced to collect funds.

According to the Chief of the Appeals Prosecution, the same court fined the two suspects BD500 for failing to submit a report on the amounts collected within 15 days after the end of the period specified for collecting the money.

Case documents show that the Public Prosecution had received a report from the Social Development Ministry indicating that the chairman and treasurer of the same association had failed to submit a report on the collected sums of money within the specified legal period.

While investigating the case, the Public Prosecution was informed about the statements of the two defendants, who denied the charge against them and affirmed that they had not been aware of the legally specified period for submitting fundraising reports.

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Bahrain News Agency
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