Bahrain’s third minor criminal court has ordered the maximum sentence for a Bahraini man accused of brutally beating his Syrian ex-wife last month and has sentenced him to one year in prison.
According to local newspaper Al Ayam, the case was reviewed earlier on Tuesday. After its submission, the court sentenced the defendant to one year in prison. Investigations conducted by the prosecution revealed their daughter’s testimony was heard after she had witnessed her father attack her mother, Zahra Sobhy.
Mohammed Salah, the head of Bahrain’s Northern District prosecution, said that the Public Prosecutor's Office had completed its investigations into the incident and ordered that the accused be held before the Third Criminal Court for the offense of assaulting the safety of others.
He pointed out that the Public Prosecution initiated investigations immediately after receiving the report. The suspect was interrogated and ordered to be held in custody pending investigation.
Sobhy, whose battered face made headline across the Gulf region, was taken to the Salmaniya Medical Hospital where her testimony was taken. The prosecution also took the testimony of the victim's neighbor who was a witness to the crime. A forensic doctor also conducted a full medical examination and looked at Sobhy’s medical reports.