Appeals Courts Confirms 9-Year Jail Sentence against Opposition Leader Sheikh Ali Salman

2016-12-12 - 8:53 p

Bahrain Mirror: Bahrain's High Appeals Court upheld on Monday (December 12, 2016) a nine-year jail sentence handed down to opposition leader and Al-Wefaq Secretary-General Sheikh Ali Salman.

The court said that it accepted, in consensus, the two appeals in from. It sentenced Sheikh Salman to 7 years in prison over the first, second and third charges and upheld 2-year jail term over the fourth charge brought against him. Thus, the total sentences against Sheikh Salman became 9 years.

The cassation court had overturned the previous appeals verdict that sentences Sheikh Salman to 9 years and returned the case to the appeals court that confirmed the same sentence.

It is to mention that the security authorities arrested Sheikh Ali Salman on December 28, 2014 and brought several charges against him, including inciting to change the regime by force.

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