Bahrain opposition leaders get life term over Qatar spying case

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The verdict against three senior members of the now-outlawed Al-Wefaq movement comes months after their acquittal.

  • Al Jazeera

Bahrain’s appeals court has sentenced three senior members of the country’s opposition movement to life in prison over charges of spying for neighbouring Qatar, according to a statement from the public prosecutor.

The verdict against Sheikh Ali Salman, who headed the now-outlawed al-Wefaq movement, as well as Sheikh Hassan Sultan and Ali al-Aswad came on Sunday, months after their acquittal by the…

Sultan and al-Aswad were tried in absentia.

The trio was…

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