Bahrain top court upholds jail sentence against 3 relatives of prominent activist

by Reuters
Monday, 25 February 2019 07:57 GMT

DUBAI, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Bahrain's highest court upheld three-year jail sentences against three relatives of a prominent exiled political activist, a rights group said on Monday, a case the U.N. describes as an unlawful act of reprisal over family connections.

Bahrain's Court of Cassation rejected the appeal of Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei's three family members, the London-based human rights group Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) said in a statement.

Alwadaei's brother-in-law, Sayed Nazar Alwadaei, his cousin Mahmood Marzooq Mansoor and his mother-in-law Hajar Mansoor Hassan were sentenced on security-related charges in December 2017. (Reporting By Aziz El Yaakoubi; editing by John Stonestreet)

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