In a short phone call to family members, Sheikh Ali Salman, Secretary General of Al Wefaq National Islamic Society, said: ” Thank my mothers and fathers, my brothers and sisters and my sons and daughters on my behalf for their symathy with me and the other prisoners.
Al Wefaq Secretary General also continued: Tell them I am proud of them for their honorable stances, and I sacrifice my soul for my people.
My people, you are righteous, your cause is just and your demands are legitimate. Don’t abandon your movement and peacefulness. You will meet victory, and your demands will be achieved so continue in your movement and you will be victorious by God’s will.
Sheikh Ali Salman, Secretary General of the main opposition group al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, was arrested on 28 December following interrogation at the Ministry of Interior’s Criminal Investigations Directorate in connection with statements made in his speeches in 2012 and 2014, including most recently at the party’s General Assembly meeting on 26 December.