In the name of Allah, the Merciful
Thanks God and may his blessings and peace be upon the Prophet Mohammed and his family and companions.
The matter behind the trial of Sheikh Ali Salman is no secret, it is uncovered and the people know it and so do others outside. The speeches, tweets, stances, broadcasted interviews and else prove his innocence and not his conviction. This has been repeated in the statements issued by human rights organizations and others. And this is what the free masses of the dignified people are certain of.
Thus, if the judiciary, or the ruling authority, shall take a different approach, it will not be absorbed by neutral and fair people. It will be more shocking as the trial itself is, and its will have a harsher impact on the enlightened and free supporters of this nation. It will deepen the agony and the sense of disregard the citizens feel.
The message in his conviction, as the supporters and every free person in this nation, understand it, is a message to silent every voice for freedom and national rights, and this is no message the people can comply to. The angered people will not accept a rhetoric that promotes for the independence and integrity and neutrality of the judiciary because they see the trial of Sheikh Ali Salman an oppression. They see his continued imprisonment in the past or coming days an oppression. They see his conviction an oppression that cannot be tolerated because they are certain of his innocence from the nature of the accusations against him.
The free supporters of this people, and all the fair people of spoken-out and silent factions, and the fair people outside are persistently demanding to free Sheikh Ali Salman and respect his rights and acquit him. The interest of this homeland, with all certainty, lied in that. A conviction against him or his continued imprisonment will not be of national interest, nor does it go with the truth, nor is it appropriate with the nature of the current status quo.*
Isa Ahmed Qassim
Wednesday 3rd of June 2015
15 Sha’ban 1436 –Hijri