Appeals Court Upholds 2-Year Jail Verdict against Mohammad Al-Zayani

2021-08-04 - 7:15 p

Bahrain Mirror: The High Appeals Court upheld on Tuesday (August 3, 2021) the 2-year jail verdict and execution of sentence issued against retired Colonel Mohammad Al-Zayani.

On July 8, 2021, the Minor Criminal Court sentenced the retired Colonel to prison.

The Public Prosecution said that it had investigated Al-Zayani after it was asked by the Supreme Judicial Council to take investigative measures and initiate criminal proceedings against him after publishing a recording in which he insulted the judicial authority.

The authorities summoned Al-Zayani on June 23 to investigate him after he spoke about corruption in the judiciary on his Instagram account and decided to arrest him pending investigation.

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