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Iran condemns Bahrain dissident life sentence

AFP  |  Tehran 

has condemned over the jailing for life of a Shiite opposition leader, accusing of wanting to "intensify its suppression" of dissent.

Bahraini Sheikh and two of his aides were sentenced on Sunday for "acts of hostility" against and spying for rival Gulf state

The ruling against Salman, who headed the now-banned movement, has been called a travesty by rights groups.

Iran's said the verdict "leaves no doubt for the international community that the government of .. intends to intensify its suppression."

He called on Bahraini officials to "put aside their police state methods and use real and serious dialogue with the opposition and critics," in a statement published late Sunday.

Ghasemi also said should refrain from issuing "inhumane verdicts against its people".

Salman and the two aides had been acquitted by the high criminal court in June, a verdict the public prosecution appealed.

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 19:00 IST