Bahrain confirms six-month sentence for opposition official: lawyer

February 15, 2015 5:37 PM

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MANAMA (Reuters) - A Bahrain appeals court on Sunday upheld a six-month prison sentence against a senior leader of the main Shi'ite opposition al-Wefaq group handed down last month over tweets about election financing, his lawyer said.

Jameel Kadhim, a former parliament member and president of al-Wefaq's consultative council, was sentenced to six months in jail and fined 500 dinars ($1350) by a court in Manama on charges of making false allegations that undermined national elections.

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