Dubai (AFP) – Bahrain's prosecutor said Sunday he would not press new charges against Sheikh Ali Salman, the jailed leader of the main Shiite opposition bloc, in connection with messages posted on Twitter.
- 30 May, 2016 Bahrain doubles opposition leader jail term A Bahrain court more than doubled a jail sentence against opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman Monday, in a ruling his bloc warned risked stoking fresh unrest among the Sunni-ruled kingdom's Shiite majority. Salman's Al-Wefaq bloc condemned the verdict as "unacceptable and provocative", […]
- 8 October, 2015 HRW urges West to act over jailed Bahrain opponents Bahrain should immediately release two "unjustly imprisoned" regime opponents, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, urging the kingdom's allies London and Washington to intervene on their behalf. Ibrahim Sharif, a Sunni activist who spent four years in jail over his involvement in 2011 […]
- 16 June, 2015 Bahrain jails opposition chief despite outcry A court in Bahrain Tuesday jailed prominent Shiite opposition leader Ali Salman, whose arrest drew US and Iranian condemnation and sparked protests across the tiny but strategic Gulf kingdom. "Sending the leader of the main opposition group to jail for peaceful protests only encourages […]
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- 19 July, 2016 Bahrain rebuffs British, US allies over opposition ban Bahrain has rebuffed its British and US allies over a controversial ban on the kingdom's largest opposition group, insisting it will brook no interference in its internal affairs. The tiny but strategic Gulf state, a former British protectorate and home base of the US Fifth Fleet, has […]