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Bahrain: Further information: Activist sentenced to one year in jail: Dr Sa’eed al-Samahiji

, Index number: MDE 11/3845/2016

Bahraini activist Dr Sa’eed al-Samahiji was sentenced to one year in prison on 7 April, on charges including “insulting a brotherly State” and “calling for participation in illegal demonstrations”. He was on hunger strike between 14 February and 31 March in protest at his ill-treatment in prison. He is a prisoner of conscience.

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