Ahlul Bayt World Assembly issued a statement in response to Sheikh Ali Salman’s life Sentence by Al Khalifa regime.
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Ahlul Bayt World Assembly issued a statement in response to Sheikh Ali Salman’s life Sentence by Al Khalifa regime.
The full text of the Assembly’s statement is as follows:
In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful
Indeed, Pharaoh exalted himself in the land and made its people into factions, oppressing a sector among them, slaughtering their [newborn] sons and keeping their females alive. Indeed, he was a corrupter.
(Surah al-Qasas: Verse 4)
The Ahlulbayt (a.s.) World Assembly strongly condemns the cruel verdict of life sentence by the Bahraini dictatorial and suppressive regime's tribunals against Sheikh Ali Salman, the Secretary-General of Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society and member of the Ahlulbayt World Assembly’s General Assembly, along with two former Members of Bahraini Parliament, Sheikh Hassan Sultan and Mr. Ali al-Aswad.
The Ahlulbayt World Assembly believes that this new regretful verdict has been issued to avenge Al-Wefaq leaders in the wake of their acquittal of the allegations of espionage for the Qatari government at the Bahraini Supreme Court, and after the boycott of the Bahrain parliamentary and municipality elections on Nov. 23 by al-Wefaq Society and other opposition groups.
This illegal act revealed the dictatorial and repressive identity of the rulers of Al Khalifa regime, who seek to scare and subvert the brave nation of Bahrain.
The verdict was intended to pave the way for the visit of Benjamin Netanyahu, the terrorist prime minister of the Zionist regime, to Manama, as well as to intimidate Bahraini people and preventing them from expressing their belief in supporting the Islamic Resistance and opposing relations with Israel.
The Ahlulbayt World Assembly once again declares its solidarity with the brave Bahraini people's campaign, a nation who has dedicated its martyrs to attain freedom, justice and political and civil rights.
The Ahlulbayt World Assembly invites all international political and legal organizations along with all national and Islamic activists, especially clerics and thinkers, to confront the cruel policies of the illegitimate Al Khalifa regime and to demand the release of political prisoners and the return of civil and political rights to them, including the right to citizenship.
The Ahlulbayt (a.s.) World Assembly