Briefly Nation: UAE: 17 Indians get 6 months jail

Seventeen Indians,who were spared the death penalty after being convicted of murder last year,have been sentenced to six months in prison by a UAE court on charges of selling alcohol illegally

Written by Express News Service | Published: February 10, 2012 12:51 am

UAE: 17 Indians get 6 months jail

Dubai: Seventeen Indians,who were spared the death penalty after being convicted of murder last year,have been sentenced to six months in prison by a UAE court on charges of selling alcohol illegally. The jail term was awarded at the final hearing of the criminal case on Wednesday by the Sharjah Court of Appeal.

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