Bahraini Court Upholds Prison Sentence against Dr. al-Samahiji for Criticizing KSA over Sheikh al-Nimr’s Execution

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Bahrain
Friday, 09 September 2016

The Second Bahraini High (Appeal) Court upheld on Wednesday (September 7, 2016), the first degree 1-year imprisonment sentence against Dr. Saeed al-Samahiji for criticizing Saudi Arabia.

The authorities charged Dr. al-Samahiji with "insulting a sister country (Saudi Arabia), publicly, inciting disobedience of laws and regulations in Bahrain, and publicly calling for unauthorized gatherings and protests."

Dr. al-Samahiji had posted tweets on his personal Twitter account harshly criticizing Saudi Arabia for executing prominent Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqer al-Nimr.

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