Al-Wefaq prominent leader Sheikh Hassan Isa sentenced to 10 years in prison

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Bahrain's court sentenced on Wednesday (March 29, 2017) Al-Wefaq prominent leader and former MP Sheikh Hassan Isa to 10 years in prison.

Isa was charged with funding "terrorist group" accused of carrying out blast in Sitra that killed two policemen and injured 66 others. He has categorically denied the charge.

The same court issued death penalty sentences against two suspects and whole-life sentences against 5 others. Meanwhile, it sentenced the other defendants to periods ranging from 6 months to 10 years in prison.

The court also revoked the citizenship of 8 defendants out of 24 suspects in the case.

The crackdown on al-Wefaq drew criticism from the then-United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon and prominent rights groups.



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