Verdict in case against Sheikh Ali Salman expected on June 21

Verdict in case against Sheikh Ali Salman expected on June 21

The next session has been scheduled for June 21 at which time the court is expected to issue its final ruling.

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - A Manama court adjourned proceedings in the case against Bahrain’s opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman during the latest hearing on Tuesday.

The next session has been scheduled for June 21 at which time the court is expected to issue its final ruling.

Sheikh Salman, who is already serving a 4-year prison term, was charged with “spying for the state of Qatar” last November.

The charges in the case stem from his contacts with Qatari officials, who acted as mediators during a 2011 US-GCC initiative aimed at resolving Bahrain’s political crisis.

Bahrain joined Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in sanctioning Qatar last June over Doha’s alleged support for “terrorism”.

According to Amnesty International, the Qatar row is being used by Manama as the “perfect excuse” to continue its clampdown on regime critics.



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