Bahrain: Sunni Opposition Leader Released After 4 Years

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Bahrain
Saturday, 20 June 2015


A top Bahraini Sunni opposition leader was released Friday after more than four years in prison for his role in protests calling for reform in the Gulf kingdom.

The WAAD (National Democratic Action Society) group confirmed on its official Twitter account that Ibrahim Sharif was released Friday. Sharif was sentenced in June 2011 to five years in prison for plotting to overthrow Bahrain's 200-year-old monarchy.

Sharif was one of 20 prominent pro-democracy activists calling for political reforms who were convicted by a military-led tribunal after the government cracked down on them. He was leading WAAD at the time of his arrest in March 2011.

Bahrain's majority Shiites, inspired by Arab Spring protests elsewhere, launched an uprising seeking to limit the wide-ranging powers of the ruling Sunni dynasty. The strategic island nation is home to the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet.

Brian Dooley, a program director with Human Rights First, applauded the release.

"More than four years after President Obama called for the release of peaceful opposition leaders in Bahrain Ebrahim Sharif is finally out," he said in a statement. "This is a long overdue move, and he should never have been jailed in the first place."

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