Bahraini protester sentenced to 3 years for burning Israeli flag

Feb 17,2020

An appeal against the sentence has been rejected by the High Court of Appeal.

A court in Bahrain has sentenced citizen to three years in prison for burning Israeli flag during protest held in support of Palestinians.

The identity of the man, who was punished, was not revealed.

An appeal against the sentence has been rejected by the High Court of Appeal.

The court convicted him and others on charges that included rioting and burning the Israeli flag and other items.

Local sources in Bahrain said that the ruling sparked outrage among activists in the country, which maintains good relations with the Israeli occupation.

Activists wrote on social media that the small Gulf Kingdom is trying to appease the Israeli occupation by such a sentence.

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