Ex-MP faces trial for police defamation

A former Bahraini lawmaker is facing a trial for defaming the police authority.

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Published: Sat 16 Jun 2012, 11:54 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 2:40 PM

Bahrain’s interior ministry filed a complaint against Hadi Mousaoui with the public prosecution following a press conference Mousaoui addressed on May 29.

Mousaoui was among the 17 Al Wefaq National Islamic Society’s lawmakers who resigned in 2011 in protest against the killing of protesters during unrest in February.

“The defendant faces charges of propagating calumnies, slurring the police authority and accusing it of committing illegal acts,” Capital Prosecution Chief Fahd Al Buainain said on Thursday.

Hadi Mousaoui has denied denigrating the plaintiff.


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