Bahrain court overturns acquittal of opposition leaders

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FILE PHOTO: Bahrain’s main opposition party Al Wefaq leader Sheikh Ali Salman speaks to Reuters at the party’s headquarters in Bilad Al Qadeem, west of Manama, October 28, 2014. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

DUBAI (Reuters) – A Bahraini court on Sunday ordered life sentences for three senior opposition members, overturning a previous acquittal on charges of spying for Qatar.

A statement from the public prosecutor said the court sentenced Sheikh Ali Salman, opposition al-Wefaq group secretary general, and Sheikh Hassan Sultan and Ali Alaswad, members of the same group, to life in jail.

Reporting By Aziz El Yaakoubi; Editing by Catherine Evans

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