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Bahrain businessmen deny BCCI brawl

Three accused of assaulting Egyptian after alleged sectarian remarks

Bahrain businessmen deny BCCI brawl

A group of businessmen accused of being the main protagonists in a mass punch-up at a meeting of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) have all denied the charges.

The Bahraini defendants – aged 55, 42 and 64 – appeared in the Lower Criminal Court yesterday, according to a report in Gulf Daily News 

The trio have been charged with assaulting a 29-year-old Egyptian, who is the BCCI chairman’s personal adviser, after he allegedly made sectarian remarks.

The trial was adjourned until Monday for lawyers to present their arguments.

The report also said the trial of the 29-year-old, who has been charged with assault and making sectarian remarks, resumes today.

He pleaded not guilty during his first hearing claiming he was acting in self-defence.