Verdict Upheld Against Supporters Of Al-Barrak – Immunity Frees Two MPs
The Court of Appeals presided over by Judge Hani Al-Hamdan upheld the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance which sentenced media personality Saad Al-Ajmi, Anwar Al-Fakr and others to two-year imprisonment with bail bond of KD 2,000 for distributing the speech made by former MP Musallam Al- Barrak at Erada Square.
Earlier, the Court of Appeals had convicted a number of defendants except MPs Jama’an Al-Harbash and Nayef Al-Mirdas due to the parliamentary immunity they had at that time.
According to the case file, the Public Prosecution had charged the suspects of offending His Highness the Amir by distributing the speech made by Al-Barrak, urging the court to impose maximum penalty, which is five-year jail term, on the defendants. The suspects were referred to the court based on the accusations made by Ministry of Interior. The Criminal Court had sentenced them to two-year imprisonment with bail bond of KD 3,000.