Bahrain: Activist imprisoned for “insulting” the King: Mahdi Sahwan

Bahrain: Activist imprisoned for “insulting” the King: Mahdi Sahwan

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Index Number: MDE 11/049/2013
Date Published: 7 October 2013
Categories: Bahrain

Bahraini political activist Mahdi Sahwan was sentenced by a Lower Criminal Court in Manama to one year's imprisonment for “insulting” the King and three months’ imprisonment for “calling for an illegal gathering”. He may be a prisoner of conscience.


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