Gangsters get 6 months' jail term for fighting

ABU DHABI — Ten members of rival gangs have each been sentenced to six months in jail and payments of fines of Dh300 each for brawling in public and injuring one another.

By Adel Arafah

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Published: Mon 31 Jul 2006, 11:28 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 1:48 PM

The first gang comprised Aydha Safian, his brother Saeed, Ayman Saeed and his brother Ahmed and Tayi Aiydha, while the second gang consisted of Rashid Mohammed, Saleh Awadh, Mohsin Salem, Bakheet Hamad and Radhi Rasheed.

The indictment sheet was based on the medical reports which showed that the gangsters had used wood pieces and other tools in the fight. The public prosecution ordered the youth to be prosecuted at the Abu Dhabi Shariah Misdemeanors Court.

The Court of First Instance, on December 28, 2004, found the accused guilty, and handed down a three-year suspended sentence of six months in prison and a fine of Dh30,000 each. The prosecution contested the ruling and so did Rashid Mohammed.

On May 16 last year, the Abu Dhabi Shariah Court of Appeal upheld the lower court's verdict, but annulled that part of the ruling which suspended the imposition of the fine.

The convicts Rashid Mohammed, Mohsin Salem, Bakheet Hamad and Radhi Rashid moved the Federal Supreme Court contesting the ruling.

The apex court on June 26 this year, dismissed the petition, and upheld the lower court's ruling.

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