A WOMAN has won her appeal against a conviction for taking part in an illegal rally at the old GCC (Pearl) Roundabout in February last year.
The Bahraini teacher was handed a three-month suspended sentence by the Lower Criminal Court after failing to show up for work for three days.
She was acquitted by the High Criminal Appeals Court yesterday after presenting evidence that she was genuinely ill and unable to work at the time.
However, another teacher lost his appeal against the same charge.
He was also handed a suspended three-month jail sentence for taking part in an illegal rally at the former GCC (Pearl) Roundabout in February last year.
The High Criminal Appeals Court yesterday upheld the original verdict after prosecutors presented photos showing him at an illegal rally.
Those handed a suspended sentence are only sent to prison if they violate the terms of their sentencing during that period.