Samaheej – On October 30th, 2016, Bahrain’s judiciary postponed the appeal of detainee Saeed AlHayki until sometime in November.
Detainee Saeed AlHayki, a Saudi national residing in the Bahraini village of Samaheej, and a father of three young children, has been sentenced to over 48 years in prison. Bahraini security forces had arrested him during the holy month of Ramadan 1434H (August 6th, 2013), and the public prosecution fabricated several false charges against him. Detainee AlHayki was falsely implicated by the authorities in the “Qudaibia bombing”, for which he was sentenced on November 27th, 2013, to 15 years in prison. He was also falsely implicated in the “Adlia bombing”, for which he received another 15-year sentence on May 29th, 2015. The authorities also accused detainee AlHayki of setting fire to the Hyundai showroom, and on February 23rd, 2015, he received a 15-year sentence on that charge, in addition to a monetary fine assessed at 383,525 Bahraini Dinars (the equivalent of approximately USD $1,017,293). Finally, the Bahraini authorities accused detainee AlHayki of inciting riots in cellblock 10 of Bahrain’s Dry Dock Prison. He was subsequently sentenced to an additional three years in prison, for a total prison term of 48 years.