Man sentenced to six months in prison for shoe theft at mosque

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AMMAN ­— The East Amman Criminal Court sentenced a man to six months in prison after convicting him of stealing shoes at a mosque in Amman, Saraya News reported.اضافة اعلان

The court had reduced the sentence from one year in prison after taking into account mitigating circumstances due to the economic repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic.

The court convicted the defendant of theft, contrary to the provisions of Article 406/1/c of the Penal Code and despite the waiving of the complainant’s personal right against the defendant.

In the case, the judge considered the committing of a crime in a place of worship an aggravating circumstance.

The thief, the court said, had taken advantage of the fact that worshipers were preoccupied performing the noon prayer in a mosque in Amman, seizing the opportunity to steal the complainant's shoes.

The imam confirmed that he knows both the owner of the shoes and the thief, who, he said, is known to have a poor reputation. To issue the sentence, the court also referred to surveillance cameras showing the thief committing the crime. 

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