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Herat PC chairman sentenced to 8 months in jail

Herat PC chairman sentenced to 8 months in jail

May 17, 2017 - 15:06

KABUL (Pajhwok): The appellate court on Wednesday awarded an eight months jail term to the Herat provincial council chairman, an official said.

Kamran Alizai was accused of misusing his authority. On March 27, the Anti-Corruption Justice Center (ACJC) had sentenced him to two and a half years in f jail.

However, Alizai rejected the ACJC decision and surrendered to police. The previous verdict had been handed down in absentia. But he was present in the appellate court today.

After hearing arguments from both sides, the judicial panel sentenced Alizai to eight months in jail. The decision is not final and the accused could file a review petition.

The provincial council head was accused of entering forcefully along with 20 of his armed supporters into the Herat attorney office and freeing a convict under investigation.