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Society's secretary-general remanded in custody
03 : 21 PM - 05/01/2015
Manama, Jan. 5 -- (BNA): Bahrain's Advocate General Nayef Yousef Mahmoud today announced that the Public Prosecution has continued its investigation of Al-Wefaq’s secretary general over charges relating to promoting political change using illegal forceful means and threats, in addition to other related charges.

The Public Prosecution, he added, has presented the defendant with evidence underpinning the charges, including recordings of public speeches.

The Advocate General went on to state that during the investigation, the defendant confirmed that he had contacted a number of overseas regimes and political organisations to discuss the internal affairs of the Kingdom. These detailed discussions outlined Bahrain’s political situation and were aimed at achieving active interference in the internal affairs of the country and highlighted the willingness of a number of bodies approached to do so. The defendant did not inform any official authority in the Kingdom of these communications.

The Public Prosecution has issued orders that the defendant be remanded in custody for fifteen days, pending conclusion of the investigation.

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BNA 0846 GMT 2015/01/06


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