Bahrain’s Al-Wefaq Calls Charges against Sheikh Salman “Big Fabrication”
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Bahrain’s main opposition party, al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, underlined that the charges laid against the secretary general of the bloc by the Al Khalifa regime are baseless, describing the case as “a big fabrication”.
“These false allegations reveal that the malicious case against Sheikh Ali Salman is based on a big fabrication as a reprisal for his peaceful approach to reform,” al-Wefaq said in a statement in response to recent remarks by Bahrain’s Chief Prosecutor Nayef Yusuf Mahmoud and a statement published by the Public Prosecution Office.
The chief prosecutor claimed that the secretary general of a political group has incited the public against the government and encouraged to change it by the use of force and threat as well as other illegal instruments.
Al-Wefaq emphasized that the statement published by the Public Prosecution Office contains false information.
“The Prosecution Office’s statement is a scandal that reveals the whole case… serve the political targeting of al-Wefaq’s Secretary General, Salman,” it added.
Al Khalifa authorities detained Sheikh Salman on Sunday after long hours of investigation.
Sheikh Salman’s lawyer has asserted that his client is charged with “provoking hatred for the ruling regime and attending illegal demonstrations”.
Following the massive anti-regime protests held on Friday, Bahrain's Interior Ministry had ordered Salman to appear before police investigators on Sunday without providing any explanation as to why the summons was issued.