Date :Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 | Time : 20:37 |ID: 152540 | Print

Bahrain: Prominent lawyer sentenced to 8 months in jail over two tweets

SHAFAQNA- Bahrain Mirror: A Bahraini court issued on Tuesday  8-month jail term against prominent lawyer Abdullah Al-Shemlawi over two tweets . Al-Shemlawi said that the court set 100 BD as bail for each case to stop the execution. A court had sentenced Al-Shemlawi to 6 months in jail over a tweet in which he criticized fasting in Ashura as a sign of joy for the death of Imam Al-Hussain bin Ali (AS), and 2 months in jail over another tweet in which he criticized distributing housing units to newly-naturalized Asians.

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