Bahrain’s Appeal Court on Monday ordered retrial in the case of prominent jailed opposition activist Abdulhadi Al Khawaja.
The court said in its verdict that the retrial will take place in a civil court, Xinhua reported.
Al Khawaja was jailed for life last year by the National Safety Court on several charges including plotting to overthrow the administration by force.
The court also ordered retrial in the case of 20 other people who were arrested with Al Khawaja last year during the unrest which allegedly had links with foreign terrorist organization. The defendants include Shia cleric Hassan Mushaima and Ebrahim Sharif, secretary-general of the National Democratic Action Society, a leftist group.