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Verdict for armed robbery in Bahrain

08 August 2015

Yesterday, a judicial panel of two international judges and one local Judge, at the Pristina Basic Court, pronounced a verdict for an armed robbery case, which happened in Bahrain. 

The indictment against five defendants alleged Participation in or organisation of an organised criminal group, Art. 283, par. 1; Robbery, Art. 329; Unauthorized ownership, control or possession of weapons, Article 374. 

Pursuant to Article 365 of the CPCK, defendant Amin Sejdini, has committed the criminal offence of Organised Crime, in violation of Article 283, par 1 of the of the CCK in conjunction with the criminal offence of robbery, in violation of Article 329, par 3 of the CCK and is guilty of the criminal offence of Organised Crime, in violation of Article 283, par 1 of the of the CCK in conjunction with the criminal offence of robbery, in violation of Article 329, par 3 of the CCK, the defendant, Amin Sejdini, is sentenced to a punishment of 12  years imprisonment and a fine in the sum of 12, 500 Euros.

Pursuant to the article 365 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Kosovo: 

The judge ruled that Ekrem Gashi is found guilty for the criminal offence of organized crime contrary to Article 283, par 1 of the Criminal Code of Kosovo (CCK) in conjunction to Article 329, par 1 of CCK, and was sentenced to 11 years of imprisonment and a fine in the amount of 12.500 EUR.

The judge ruled that Gentian Abazi, is found guilty for the criminal offence of organized crime contrary to Article 283, par 1 of the Criminal Code of Kosovo (CCK) in conjunction to Article 329, par 1 of CCK, and was sentenced to 11 years of imprisonment and a fine in the amount of 12.500 EUR. 

The judge ruled that Rrahman Aliu, is found guilty for the criminal offence of organized crime contrary to Article 283, par 1 of the Criminal Code of Kosovo (CCK) in conjunction to Article 329, par 1 of CCK, and was sentenced to 11 years of imprisonment and a fine in the amount of 12.500 EUR.

Pursuant to Article 364, 1.3 of the CPCK the judge ruled that Haki Gashi is NOT guilty for the criminal offence of organized crime contrary to Article 283, par 1 of the Criminal Code of Kosovo (CCK) because it was not proven that he committed the criminal offence accused with.

The judge ruled that Haki Gashi is guilty for the criminal offence of Unauthorised ownership, control or possession of weapons in violation of Article 374, par. 2 CCK, Law no. 03/L-246, Articles 1.20, and was sentenced to 3 years of imprisonment. The ammunition is confiscated.

The international prosecutor welcomed the verdict. “In this case of fighting organized crime we have seen that the Court agreed with the evidence presented by the prosecution, but it was also a showpiece of mutual legal assistance between Bahrein and Kosovo judicial authorities” he said.

The parties have the right to appeal against this Judgment within 15 days of the day the copy of the Judgment has been served (Article 380 Paragraph (1) CPCK).

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