Bahrain Appeals Court Harshens Opposition Leader’s Prison Sentence to 9 Years
2016-05-30 - 4:41 p
Bahrain Mirror: Bahrain's High Appeals Court, presided over by judge Mohammad bin Ali Al Khalifa, toughened the prison sentence issued against the head of the Bahraini opposition and Secretary-General of Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, Sheikh Ali Salman, from 4 to 9 years in prison on Monday (May 30, 2016).
The court sentenced him to 7 years over the first three charges and upheld a two-year jail term over the fourth charge.
The High Criminal Court had acquitted Sheikh Salman in June 2015 of charges of attempting to overthrow the regime in Manama by force, while convicting and sentencing him to two years in prison over charges of inciting hatred against a particular sect and insulting the Interior Ministry. Sheikh Salman was also handed down a two-year jail term over disobedience of the law.
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