Bahraini female activist sentenced to 3 years in prison

Bahraini female activist sentenced to 3 years in prison

The already jailed Bahraini female activist and torture victim Najah Al-Sheikh was sentenced to three years in prison on Monday.

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - The already jailed Bahraini female activist and torture victim Najah Al-Sheikh was sentenced to three years in prison on Monday.

She was convicted of attempting to ‘overthrow the regime’ over posts on social networking sites, criticizing the Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix in 2017.

Following her arrest last year, Al-Sheikh was interrogated by Manama’s National Security Agency (NSA) at the now infamous Muharraq police station where countless activist were subjected to brutal torture.

She later filed a complaint with Bahrain’s Ombudsman of the Ministry of Interior outlining the abuses she endured, which included beatings and sexual assault.


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