Bahrain – Sentence handed down by appeals court to the opposition leader (May 30, 2016)

France notes with concern the nine-year prison sentence handed down by an appeals court to Sheikh Ali Salman, Secretary-General of Al-Wefaq. It followed his trial closely.

We reaffirm our attachment to the freedom of opinion and expression, as well as to the right to a fair and equitable trial, principles that form the basis of all aspects of democratic politics.

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