Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Why is this murder case headed for military court?

Bahrain News Agency reports on a current murder investigation:
Chief of the Military Judiciary Brigadier Dr. Yussef Rashid Flaifel said investigation into the murder of a Bahraini woman on Noon Highway, in Riffa, on December 23 is still underway. 
The Military Prosecution launched the investigation as soon as it was notified of the incident. The body of the victim was examined by forensic experts and a coroner to determine the cause of the death. 
The Chief of the Military Judiciary said the Military Prosecution questioned the suspect in the presence of his lawyer and listened to the eyewitnesses' testimonies. Subsequently, it ordered the suspect be remanded in custody pending further investigations. 
The victim's family were notified on the day of the incident about all legal procedures to be taken in relation to the case and told that they would be officially summoned by the Military Prosecution at a later stage. 
The Chief of the Military Judiciary emphasized that the Military Judiciary at Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) is an independent judicial party and that investigation is being conducted transparently, impartially and according to Bahrain's laws. 
The case will be referred to the specialized Military Court after the investigation is completed.

1 comment:

  1. Postscript: here is a report that the suspect is a Bahraini military officer and member of the ruling family:


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