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Shiite Cleric Sayed Kamel Al-Hashimi Transferred to “Jaw” Prison to Serve Previous Jail Term

2018-11-02 - 6:37 p

Bahrain Mirror: Shiite cleric Sayed Kamel Al-Hashimi was transferred to Jaw Central Prison to serve a 3-year jail term issued against him since 2016, news indicated.

Al-Hashimi was arrested during Ashura season 2018 after publishing a comment on his Instagram account in which he attacked the government over arrest of preachers.

The second high appeals court had issued a 3-year jail term against him over charges of "insuliting King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa in a Friday sermon in Barbar Mosque and Bani Jamra Obsequy" and "inciting hatred against a sect". The court issued 2-year jail against him over the first charge and one-year jail term over the second one.

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