Judiciary in Bahrain Corrupt and Politicized: Al-Wefaq Society

2019-11-05 - 10:04 م

Bahrain Mirror: The Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society considered the judiciary in Bahrain corrupt and politicized, one year after the courts of the Bahraini regime issued a 25-year prison sentence against the leader of the Bahraini opposition and Secretary-General of the Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, Sheikh Ali Salman.

It affirmed that the verdict against Sheikh Ali Salman and two of the society's MPs revealed the breakdown of the justice system, the absence of the most basic elements of legal courts and the judiciary's full subordination to the political decision related to the tyrannical rule.

The society said the case in which Sheikh Ali Salman was convicted, is linked to the conflict between Qatar and Bahrain, adding that it was based on a joint action between the two countries seven years ago, but the regime decided to manipulate the occurrences of that period and turn it into an unfair trial.

Al-Wefaq pointed out that Sheikh Salman was sentenced because of a US-Gulf political initiative that took place during the start of the revolution in Bahrain, explaining that after the Gulf dispute occurred years later, the case was formed and the opposition leader was tried upon it in a malicious manner.

The Bahraini regime had rejected the US-Gulf initiative at the start of the peaceful popular revolution, which continues to date, demanding democratic transformation, social justice and combating political and financial corruption, theft of wealth and seizure of public money.

It is worth mentioning that the peaceful revolution in Bahrain is still ongoing, although the regime and its Western and Gulf supporters have worked day and night to crush the demonstrations through the following: the intervention of foreign armies that are still present in Bahrain, a complete media blackout, the prevention of media coverage and follow-up by intimidation and temptation, the use of public funds to buy off individuals, entities and institutions and the use of sectarianism to block the voice of the people.

There are approximately 5,000 political detainees in the regime's prisons, and raids on citizens' homes and areas continue almost daily. In addition, the judiciary exercises its supportive role in the prosecution of activists and people with opinions. There are more than 25,000 political cases of activists and actors in the popular movement in the courts of the Bahraini regime.

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