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Court Rejects Appeal of Bahraini Accused of Writing Statements Insulting King in Al-Dair, Upholds 1 Year Prison Sentence

2017-10-11 - 10:27 p

Bahrain Mirror: The Bahraini  High (Appeal) Criminal Court rejected the appeal of a defendant sentenced to one year in prison on charges of insulting the country's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, for "filing it after the due date."

The first instance court had convicted the appellant and five others of insulting the king and publicly inciting hatred and contempt against the regime by writing statements in the Al-Dair area, sentencing them to a year in prison and a fine of 1,000 dinars.

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