Final Verdict Sentencing Al-Wefaq Former MP Sheikh Hasan Isa to 10 Years in Jail

2019-02-25 - 7:48 p

Bahrain Mirror: The Cassation Court issued on Monday (February 25, 2019) a final verdict sentencing the former MP and prominent Al-Wefaq leader, Sheikh Hasan Sultan, to 10 years in jail over charge of funding a terrorist group claimed to be involved in Sitra blast that killed two policemen in 2015.

Sheikh Isa was arrested in August 2015 and remained in solitary confinement for over 700 days. He was later accused of financing terrorism based on financial support he provided to families of detainees and youths chased by authorities over political reasons.

Sheikh Hasan Isa was an MP for Sitra district in 2010 Parliament within the Al-Wefaq society parliamentary bloc which resigned after February 14, 2011 uprising. The authorities dissolved Al-Wefaq in 2016 and imprisoned its Secretary-General Sheikh Ali Salman.

The court upheld death sentence against two suspects and life term against 5 others as well as prison terms ranging between 6 months and 10 years against the rest in the same case.

The court also revoked the citizenships of 8 suspects out of 24 in the case (12 of whom are arrested)

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