Qatar denies meddling in Bahrain’s affairs

- Agence France-Presse, Doha

Nov 6, 2018-

Qatar denied Monday accusations it interfered in Bahrain’s internal affairs after a Manama court sentenced the head of the Shiite opposition to life in jail for spying for Doha.

Bahraini Sheikh Ali Salman was sentenced on Sunday for “acts of hostility” against Bahrain and “communicating with Qatari officials... to overthrow constitutional order”. Doha has repeatedly denied accusations of conspiring against Bahrain with Salman, a Shiite cleric who headed the now-banned Al-Wefaq movement.

Qatar’s foreign ministry on Monday said that the case had been politicised and accused Manama of being “narrow-minded”. “The state of Qatar condemns the mentioning of its name in Bahrain’s political disputes and internal conflicts,” the ministry said in a statement.

Published: 06-11-2018 13:40

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