Bahrain’s Major Criminal Court has convicted a mother of torturing her 15-month-child and handed down a one-year suspended sentence against her, Bahraini newspaper Al Balad reported on Tuesday.
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While convicting the woman, the court said that it decided to suspend the sentence for three years after taking into consideration the situation of the convict’s three children, including the baby at the centre of the case.
“In view of the case and its circumstances and out of the court’s interest in the family’s reunion and care for the victim and her two young siblings, the sentence has been suspended,” the court added in an explanation to the verdict, according to the paper. “Jailing her will cause the family’s break-up.
The woman’s other two children are aged three years and five months respectively.
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