Nine-year sentence for two men who set victim on fire

February 6, 2012 11:39


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The Haifa District Court on Monday sentenced two men to nine years in prison for setting fire to a man after dousing his body in petrol.

According to the indictment, brothers Nazar Hassan and Sha'adi Hassan decided to attack their victim to make him "confess" to breaking into their relative's house and stolen jewelry. Their victim suffered severe burns to 50 percent of his body, particularly in his chest, abdomen and limbs. After the attack he was rushed to hospital and treated in the intensive care unit, and has since been physically disabled, the court learned.

Before Judge Ilan Shiff passed sentence, Nazar expressed remorse for the offenses, and told the court that he was angry with himself for "ruining the lives of my brother and myself." Sha'adi also asked the judges for forgiveness.

The two defendants were convicted of harm with aggravated intent and perpetrating an offense. They were also ordered to pay their victim NIS 100,000 compensation.

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