(MENAFN - Arab Times) The Appeals Court revoked the decision of the Court of First Instance and acquitted four citizens of kidnapping three minors. The court chaired by Justice Nasr Al-Hayed cleared the four defendants of abducting the three juveniles who happen to be siblings.
The case file indicates the three sisters had fled their family home and met the defendants who offered to help them. The defendants later invited the girls to their house when they discovered the girls had no place to go after running away from their family home.
Meanwhile, police arrested the three minors in a commercial complex after their father had reported to the police they were missing for 20 days.
Following investigations, the three girls directed security officers to the house of the defendants and they were arrested, tried and sentenced to five years in jail, based on charges of physical assault and rape.
Attorney of the second and third defendants Najeeb Al-Waqyan attended the session and argued that his clients were innocents of all accusations. He noted there were no evidences or proof to those allegations.
He maintained his clients did not kidnap the girls, indicating they came themselves to the accused. He also said the medical report proved the girls were not assaulted physically.