After 4 years and 3 months in jail, Ebrahim Sharif was released on June 19, 2015 and re-arrested in the early hours of Sunday July 12, 2015 –less that 48 hours after he gave a peaceful speech at the Annual Commemoration of the Martyr Hussam AlHaddad in Muharraq, Bahrain. He is currently in police custody and is facing groundless charges of “inciting changing the country’s political regime and publicly inciting hatred and contempt against the regime”. The trial started on August 24, 2015 in Bahrain’s Higher Criminal Court, and the verdict is expected to come out on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016.
NEW: To read the statement issued by Mark C. Toner, Deputy Department Spokesperson for the US Department of State, encouraging Bahrain to release Ebrahim Sharif, click here.
NEW: To read the new Human Rights Watch article urging for the immediate release of Ebrahim Sharif, click here.
To read Waad’s statement on the recent Public Prosecution charges against Ebrahim Sharif, click here.
To read the US State Department’s Concerns Over Actions Taken Against Opposition Leaders in Bahrain, click here.
To read the Human Rights Watch article written after his most recent arrest, click here.
To Read Amnesty International’s article, click here.
To read the National Democratic Action Society’s (WAAD) press release on Ebrahim Sharif’s re-arrest, click here.
To read the European Parliament’s Joint Motion for a Resolution, released on July 8, 2015, click here.
The Speech That Led To The Re-Arrest
To read his July 10, 2015 speech in English, click here.
To read his July 10, 2015 speech in Arabic, click here.
To watch the July 10, 2015 speech on youtube, click here.
Special thanks to the Bahrain Alyoum team for their efforts in video editing