Government Bill Seeks to Harshen Sentences for Rock Throwers

Bill would allow conviction without a need to prove intent to harm car or passengers.

The government is attempting to make it easier to convict suspects of throwing rocks at passing cars as well as stiffening the sentence for the crime. A draft of a new law that was circulated on Sunday by the Justice Ministry would make it possible to convict and punish the violators even if the state cannot prove they intended to damage cars or injure passengers. In addition, the...