Jury sequestered in Bakr case
Wed, August 08, 2012 - 1:27 PM
PORT OF SPAIN – The judge in the sedition trial of Muslim leader, Yasin Abu Bakr, has sequestered the nine-member all female jury as he prepares to address them on the case on Monday.
Justice Mark Mohammed decision to sequester the jury and the six-alternatives came almost two months after they began hearing evidence on June 12 in the trial against Bakr, who is charged with communicating a statement having seditious intention, two counts of inciting to demand with menaces with intent to steal and endeavouring to provoke a breach of the peace.
The charges against Bakr, 70, arose out of comments he made during an Eid-ul-Fitr sermon delivered at the mosque of the Jamaat Al Muslimeen on the outskirts of the capital on November 4, 2005. (CMC)
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