Prison sentences for 53 convicts in Jeddah floods

Prison sentences for 53 convicts in Jeddah floods
Updated 26 March 2015

Prison sentences for 53 convicts in Jeddah floods

Prison sentences for 53 convicts in Jeddah floods

The Administrative Court of Appeal in Jeddah endorsed the ruling to impose prison sentences on 53 convicts in Jeddah floods lawsuits and the re-trial of 16 accused.
Familiar sources with the court was quoted as saying to local media that in all 138 people were accused in Jeddah floods, half of whom have been acquitted.
The rulings against 10 accused will take time until the end of their re-trial. The Administrative Court in Jeddah will embark on the process of re-trial within next few weeks.
The sources said the advocate defending the remaining 16 accused said they submitted new documents and evidences in their defense. He demanded retrial of his clients to consider the new documents and evidences.
Those accused in floods disaster included former officials who worked in service sectors, managers in companies and construction firms, businessmen and engineers, other employees and brokers.
Out of those convicted, 69 people were charged of bribery, forgery, misusing their official position and interference. Sentences of prison and fines were imposed on the convicted.
The trials on Jeddah floods have been going on since 4 years through weekly sessions. The charges included causing deaths, destruction of private and public properties, bribery, forgery and many other charges.