Bahrain – Conviction of Ali Salman (6 November 2018)

France expresses its concern over the situation of Ali Salman, who was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole by the country’s Appeal Court. Mr. Salman had served as secretary-general of the Al-Wefaq Society, the main Bahraini opposition force that was dissolved in 2016.

With Bahraini elections scheduled for November 24, France emphasizes the importance of an inclusive, representative, pluralistic political system in Bahrain, and its full commitment to respecting human rights.