Bahrain court postpones murder trial to Sunday

May 24, 2011

A Bahraini court on Tuesday postponed the trial of two groups of defendants for the killing of a Pakistani national and a policeman to Sunday.

The National Safety Court of First Instance said that some of those standing trial needed lawyers.

Under Bahrain’s laws, no case can be seen by a court without the presence of a lawyer for the defendant.

According to the court papers, 15 people were allegedly implicated in the killing of Abdullah Malek Abdullah.

In the second case, two Bahrainis would answer charges of killing policeman Ahmad Al Muraisi in the Sitra area.

The court earlier this month sentenced four people to death for their alleged role in the killing of two policemen.

However, the Court of Appeals upheld only two. The final verdict will be announced by the Cassation Court. The ruling will have to be endorsed by King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa.



About the author

Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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