Bahrain court overturns jail term of opposition chief

A top court in Bahrain on Monday overturned a nine-year jail term against Shiite opposition chief cleric Ali Salman, convicted of inciting hatred and calling for forceful regime change.

AFP| Last Updated: Oct 17, 2016, 14:13 PM IST

Manama: A top court in Bahrain on Monday overturned a nine-year jail term against Shiite opposition chief cleric Ali Salman, convicted of inciting hatred and calling for forceful regime change.

The court of the cassation ordered a retrial of the head of Al-Wefaq political formation before the appeals court, said a judicial source in the Sunni-ruled Gulf kingdom.