"Coercive attitudes towards the respected
leaders, who have not deviated from peaceful
approaches to pursue public demands despite
the tough political and security conditions
in recent years, will complicate the
situation and increase the threats,” Zarif
said on Wednesday.
lawyer has asserted that his client is
charged with “provoking hatred for the
ruling regime and attending illegal
Following the massive anti-regime
protests held on Friday, Bahrain's Interior
Ministry had ordered Salman to appear before
police investigators on Sunday without
providing any explanation as to why the
summons was issued.
opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman was
remanded in custody on December 23 on
charges including seeking regime change,
prompting his group to decry tyrannical rule
in the region.