Bahrain: Further information: Lawyer's prison sentence for tweet upheld

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Index Number: MDE 11/022/2013
Date Published: 4 July 2013

Bahraini lawyer, Mahdi al-Basri, had his one-year prison sentence upheld by the High Criminal Court of Appeal on 3 July, for allegedly insulting the King of Bahrain in messages posted on Twitter. He may be a prisoner of conscience.


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