The Lower Criminal Court punished a female lawyer with one-month imprisonment. The court ordered a fine of BD50 for the suspension of the execution of a sentence until the next appeal.

Details of the case, as per court’s documents, indicate that the female lawyer was found convicted of deliberately withholding the salary of a lawyer who works for her office for two consecutive months.

The victim, who is a female lawyer too, reported it to the Public Prosecution after her employer refused to pay her two-month salary (worth BD800).

As the case was studied by the Public Prosecution and the evidence provided by the victim proved that she didn’t receive her salaries, the Public Prosecution decided that the accused had been impounded on her said salaries without right. It was to refer the accused to trial.