Public Prosecution ready to deal with COVID-19 violations: Bahrain Attorney General
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
The Public Prosecution is ready to deal with cases involving violations of the mandatory precautionary measures for combating the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), including gatherings exceeding the maximum number, said Attorney General Dr. Ali bin Fadhl Al Buainain.
In a statement yesterday, he said cases involving COVID-19 violations would be investigated and referred to the specialized court for verdicts to be issued within 24 hours.
Dr. Al-Bouainain commended the efforts and preventive measures of the Team Bahrain, led by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister.
He announced that a joint mechanism has been put in place, in coordination with competent authorities, to implement this initiative which aims to support national efforts to combat the pandemic.
“All stages of the criminal case, including the trial, will not exceed one day, in accordance with the requirements of prompt justice, taking into account fair trial standards and ensuring the rights of the accused”, he said.
He pointed out that this work procedure would continue during the official public holidays, particularly the New Year and weekends.