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Al-Shamlawi Says Defence Panel Was Unable to Discuss Defence Plan with Sheikh Ali Salman

2015-10-14 - 1:43 am

Bahrain Mirror: Lawyer Abdullah Al-Shamlawi, Defence panel member of Bahraini opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman, said that the defence team was unable to "discuss defence plan" with Sheikh Ali Salman, because the team was prevented "from giving him any paper without showing it to the prison's administration first which is against the law."

Sheikh Salman's second appeals hearing is expected to be held tomorrow on Wednesday (October 14, 2015).

Sheikh Salman, who has been sentenced to four years in prison, said that he wasn't able to receive any of the case papers or a draft of his personal plea or that of the defence team, since the prison's administration refused to allow these papers to be private between him and the defence team. He deemed this act as a violation of the privacy of the relationship between him and his defence panel, describing the appeals hearings as "worse" than his trial in the first degree court.

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