Bahrain: Two Violators of Home Confinement Sentenced to Prison

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The Lower Criminal Court sentenced today two defendants to three months in jail and ruled they stay under house arrest during the imprisonment period and be subject to electronic monitoring. They were accused of violating self-confinement procedures which are imposed to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The two defendants reportedly came from a coronavirus-hit country. After taking a sample for check-up, the doctor asked them to commit to a 14-day quarantine at home, in line with regulations followed with comers from infected countries. Following up on them, it has been found out that they infringed the home isolation procedures as the first one reported to Bahrain International Airport while the second one went to the Central Market, bought fish, put them for sale and posted the video on social media websites.

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The Public Prosecution questioned the defendants, ordered they be placed under house arrest and referred them to the criminal court which issued its afore-mentioned verdict.

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