BAHRAIN: DEATH PENALTY FOR DRUG SMUGGLERS

Bahrain’s Ministry of Justice and Islamic Affairs

03 Marzo 2019 :

The First High Criminal Court on 27 February 2019 sentenced two defendants to death after finding them guilty of smuggling 68 kilograms of hashish from Iran through the sea. Without revealing further information on the defendants’ age or nationalities, Muharraq Governorate Chief Prosecutor Adnan Mattar confirmed that three individuals were involved in the case. He explained in a statement that the court ordered to impose the capital punishment on two of the defendants and to fine them BD10,000 each, while the third defendant was fined BD13,000.

 

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