Al-Wefaq’s Secretary-General Says his Trial in Appeals Court Is “Worse”
Bahrain Mirror: Secretary-General of the main opposition group in Bahrain Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, Sheikh Ali Salman, said that he wasn’t able to consult his defence panel days before his plea hearing scheduled on October 14, 2015.
HRW Demands Immediate Release of Sheikh Ali Salman & Ebrahim Sharif
Bahrain Mirror: Human Rights Watch (HRW) demanded the immediate release of the “unjustly imprisoned political opposition leaders Ibrahim Sharif and Sheikh Ali Salman”.
Bahraini Prosecution Demanded Convicting Sheikh Ali Salman over Charge of Promoting to Change Regime by Force
Bahrain Mirror:.The Bahraini prosecution appealed the court’s decision to acquit the defendant, Al-Wefaq Secretary-General Sheikh Ali Salman, of the charge of promoting political change using illegal forceful means and threats.
Sheikh Ali Salman in Phone Call after His Prosecution Trial: Cuffs Only Strengthen Our Determination
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): Over a phone call with his wife Aliaa Radhi, detained Al-Wefaq Secretary-General Sheikh Ali Salman says: “The cuffs and all this only strengthens our determination to demand our just demands and rights.”
Al-Wefaq: Bahraini Authorities Keep Sheikh Ali Salman in Detention Despite Court’s Void Procedures
Bahrain Mirror: Bahrain’s main opposition group Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society said that the authorities decided to “keep Sheikh Ali Salman in detention despite the fact that the court’s procedures were void.”
PHOTOS: Protests on the Eve the Appeals Court Looks into Verdict Against Al-Wefaq Secretary-General
Bahrain Mirror: A night before the appeals court looks into the verdict against Al-Wefaq Secretary-General Sheikh Ali Salman, protestors took to the streets demanding his immediate release.
UN Group Says Al-Wefaq’s Secretary-General Arbitrarily Detained
Bahrain Mirror: The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention stressed that the Secretary-General of Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, Sheikh Ali Salman, is arbitrarily imprisoned.
Sheikh Ali Salman Entered Courtroom handcuffed & in Prison Uniform: His Appeal Adjourned Until October 14
Wife of Al-Wefaq's Secretary General Sheikh Ali Salman says he arrived handcuffed and wearing a prison uniform to court, presided over by judge Isa Al-Ka'abi, who decided to adjourn Sheikh Salman's appeal until October 14 for pleading.
HRW Demands Immediate Release of Sheikh Ali Salman: Bahrain’s Justice System Incapable of Delivering Justice
Bahrain Mirror: Human Rights Watch said that the Bahraini authorities should vacate Sheikh Ali Salman’s conviction and release him without delay, describing his trial as “unfair”.
BFHR: Sheikh Hassan Isa, 7th MP to be Arrested in Bahrain
Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) said that the arrest of the senior member of Al-Wefaq Society and former Bahraini MP, Sheikh Hassan Isa, represents "a continuation of the political retaliatory approach adopted against dissent since 2011."
Jaw Prison Administration Refuses to hand Notes Written by Sheikh Ali Salman to his Defense Team
Bahrain Mirror: Sheikh Ali Salman’s defense lawyer posted on his Twitter account that “the administration of Jaw Central Prison didn’t allow the Sheikh to hand the defense team the papers that included his notes for the appealing process in court.
European Parliament Adopts Urgency Resolution on Bahrain Calling for Release of Sheikh Ali Salman & Nabeel Rajab
Bahrain Mirror: The European Parliament adopted an urgency resolution calling for the immediate release of the leader of Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, Sheikh Ali Salman, and the president of Bahrain Center for Human Rights, Nabeel Rajab, along with the “Bahrain 13” prisoners.
Bahraini Prosecution Appeals Verdict Acquitting Sheikh Ali Salman of Promoting Regime Overthrow & Calls for Harsher Sentence
Bahrain Mirror: The defense lawyer of Bahrain's opposition leader, Abdullah Al-Shamlawi, stated that the Bahraini Public Prosecution has appealed the verdict against Al-Wefaq Secretary-General, Sheikh Ali Salman, in which he was acquitted of promoting to change the political regime by force.
Washington: Arms Ban Lift will not Include MOI...We Continue to Press Bahrain on Sheikh Ali Salman’s Case
Bahrain Mirror: The US State Department spokesperson, John Kirby, said that the security assistance to Bahrain’s ministry of defense would be normalized now but that restrictions on assistance to the ministry of interior would remain over human rights-related issues.
Reports Say "Prosecution" Appealed Verdict against Al-Wefaq's Sheikh Ali Salman
The defense lawyer of Bahrain's opposition leader, Abdullah Al-Shamlawi, stated that "there are news saying the Public Prosecution has appealed the verdict issued against the Secretary-General of Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, Sheikh Ali Salman".
Ban Ki-Moon Calls on Bahrain to Reconsider Sheikh Ali Salman’s Sentence and Urges an All-Inclusive Political Dialogue
Bahrain Mirror: The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, criticized the sentence handed down to Al-Wefaq Secretary-General, Sheikh Ali Salman, urging the Bahraini authorities to reconsider the verdict, accept the appeal and work on solving Bahrain’s political problems.
Iraqi Foreign Ministry Expresses Concern over Sheikh Ali Salman’s Sentence
Bahrain Mirror: The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its concern over the sentence of Bahrain’s opposition leader and Secretary-General of Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, Sheikh Ali Salman, calling on the Bahraini government to reconsider the court verdict.