HC Deb 16 February 1922 vol 150 cc1250-1W
Lieut.-Colonel POWNALL

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether an Arab was sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment for carrying a revolver the day following the riots in last November?


The High Commissioner has reported that, among the punishments inflicted in connection with the Jerusalem riots of November last, one Arab was sentenced to 15 years' penal servitude for carrying a loaded revolver and dagger with evil intent, contrary to Article 58, First Addendum, of the Ottoman Penal Code, and one to 15 years' penal servitude for being found in possession of a loaded bomb and threatening to kill, contrary to the same Article. A Report has since been received from the High Commissioner to the effect that these sentences have been reduced to sentences of imprisonment for one year in the one case and six months in the other.