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Bahrain court upholds life sentences for opposition figures

AP , Monday 28 Jan 2019
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Bahrain's highest court has upheld life sentences for a prominent Shia cleric who led a now-shuttered opposition party and two of his colleagues.

The ruling on Monday targeted Sheikh Ali Salman, who headed the Al-Wefaq political party.

A court in June previously acquitted Salman and his two colleagues of spying charges. Bahrain's Supreme Court of Appeals later overturned that verdict and found them guilty in November.

Both state-aligned media and activists reported the ruling by the Court of Cassation.

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