Political activist released from prison in Bahrain



    Political activist released from prison in Bahrain

    July 11, Dubai: Bahraini activist Ibrahim Sharif was freed from prison Monday after serving a yearlong sentence over comments supporting political change in the kingdom according to a rights group.

    The Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy said Sharif is at risk of being arrested again because of an appeal by prosecutors, who are seeking an extended sentence.

    Sharif is the former secretary-general of the secular, leftist National Democratic Action Society, which also goes by the Arabic name Waad, reports said.

    He was arrested on July 12, 2015, less than a month after being released following more than four years behind bars for his role in the country's 2011 Arab Spring-inspired protests. He was convicted this past February of inciting hatred after making comments supporting the protest movement.

    The Oslo Times International News Network

     
     

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