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Yasin Abu Bakr trial comes to an end, to know his fate today
Jamaat-al-Muslimeen leader 70 yr old Yasin Abu Bakr also known as Lennox Phillip, three-month sedition trial ends today.
Justice Mark Mohammed, who is presiding over the matter is expected to end his summation of the case to the nine-member jury this morning.
The jurors will be allowed a maximum of three hours to deliberate on the case after which they will return with verdicts on the four charges against Bakr.
Bakr, 70, is accused of communicating a statement with a seditious intent, endeavouring to provoke a breach of the peace and two charges of inciting others to demand money by menace.
If the jury is unable to come to an unanimous decision after the allotted time, Mohammed may use his judicial discretion to accept a majority verdict or allow the jurors more time.
If convicted of sedition, Bakr could face a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison.
The second charge, endeavouring to provoke a breach of the peace, carries a penalty of up to two years’ imprisonment.