The Economic Crimes Prosecution Obtains Four Convictions Relating to Trading with Expired Goods and Settlement Products

Date:- 3/31/2016

Place:- Ramallah

The Economic Crimes Chief Prosecutors stated today that the prosecution was able to obtain four convictions from the competent criminal court in Ramallah in cases relating to trading with expired goods unfit for human consumption in accordance with article 27/1 of the Consumer Protection Law No. 21 of 2005, and in crimes relating to trading with settlement products in accordance with the Law on the Prohibition of Trading with Settlement Products No. 4 of 2010.

The accused in case No. 5/2015 were convicted with trading and transporting the prohibited settlement products. The first accused (F. A.) was sentenced to JD 10,000 fine and JD 100 court expenses. While the second Accused (N. A.) was sentenced to three months imprisonment and JD 100 court expenses.

The court also sentenced the accused (R. A.) in case No. 57/2014 to JD 500 fine for trading with expired goods and another JD 500 for trading with goods in violation of the obligatory technical specifications in accordance with article 27/2 of the Consumer Protection Law. He was also convicted for practicing a profession without a license in accordance with article 9/1 of the Law on Crafts and Industries No. 16 of 1953 and a JD​ 50 fine for not maintaining proper hygiene in the store as well as another JD 50 as court expenses.

While the accused (M. S.) in cases No. 7/2016 was convicted in trading with expired goods and fined JD 1,000 and JD 100 as court expenses in accordance with the abovementioned law.

The court has also decided to convict the accused (A. N.) in case No. 189/2015 in trading with expired goods in accordance with the same law and sentenced him to a JD 1,000 fine and JD 100 as court expenses.

It is worth noting that the court decided to publish these sentences in the newspaper at the expense of the convicts.

These convictions were the results of the public prosecution's efforts and the judiciary's positive role through the allocation of a judge to view and decide on cases promptly and issue decisions in cases that affect national economy and Palestinian consumers.