Bahrain puts opposition leader on trial

The list of charges against Salman includes the promotion of violent regime change and inciting the disobedience of law.

Bahrain puts opposition leader on trial

World Bulletin/News Desk

Bahraini authorities will put opposition leader Ali Salman on trial on Jan. 28 on multiple charges, including promoting violent regime change.

Bahrain's Attorney-General Naif Youssef said that investigations into charges against Salman have been concluded and that he has been referred to court, according to Bahrain's official news agency.

The list of charges against Salman includes the promotion of violent regime change and inciting the disobedience of law.

The Shiite opposition Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society dismisses the charges against its leader.

"There is no legal or moral justification for neither the detention nor the trial [of Salman]," the group said in a Monday statement.

Salman was detained last month pending investigation into alleged charges of promoting the use of force to change the ruling regime.

Bahrain has been rocked by political unrest since 2011. The authorities blame Al-Wefaq, which calls for the establishment of a constitutional regime in Bahrain, for the upheaval.

 

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