Taghrib News Agency (TNA) 6 Nov 2018 - 10:39 http://www.taghribnews.com/en/news/374931/bahrain-sentences-shia-opposition-leader-to-life-in-prison -------------------------------------------------- Title : Bahrain sentences Shia opposition leader to life in prison -------------------------------------------------- The Bahraini Court of Appeals yesterday sentenced prominent Shia opposition leader Ali Salman to life imprisonment on charges of “colluding” with Qatar. Text : In June, the Bahraini High Court of First Tier acquitted Salman who is the head of the now outlawed Al-Wefaq movement, and two of his aides; Hasan Sultan and Ali Al-Aswad of the charges. The Bahraini prosecution accused the three of colluding with a rival state, in reference to Qatar, in order to carry out hostile acts inside Bahrain, damage its military, political and economic status and national interests, and undermine its reputation abroad as well as receiving funding from Qatar. InJune 2017Bahrain joined Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt inlaunching a blockadeon Doha accusing it of supporting terrorism, charges Qatarvehemently denies.