Amman court sentences man for celebratory gunfire

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AMMAN — A man in Amman was recently found guilty by a local court for firing a weapon loaded with blanks in celebration of his child's high school (Tawjihi) exam results from last year. The court, situated within the Amman Criminal Magistrate Court, has imposed a one-month prison sentence on him.اضافة اعلان

This particular judicial entity specializes in cases involving the reckless discharge of firearms in public spaces, the Jordan News Agency, Petra reported. It determined that the man not only carried out the act of firing the weapon but also possessed a tool that posed a threat to public safety. Additionally, his actions were deemed disruptive to public peace. These verdicts were detailed in an official statement released on Wednesday.

These legal actions are part of a broader initiative undertaken by authorities to curb the dangerous practice of celebratory gunfire. This practice involves the firing of weapons during special occasions as a form of celebration. Unfortunately, this practice has resulted in the tragic deaths and injuries of numerous innocent bystanders over the years.

In response to this concerning trend, the Public Security Department (PSD) issued a statement yesterday evening, outlining their stringent approach to tackling festive firing. This approach involves apprehending individuals suspected of being responsible for the firing and holding property owners accountable if such incidents occur on their premises. This announcement was made just before the anticipated release of the Tawjihi exam results.

In a related legal case, the court also ruled against a 47-year-old man who engaged in festive firing to celebrate his daughter's successful passing of the Tawjihi exams. The court sentenced him to three months in prison as a consequence of his actions.

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