Khalil al-Marzooq

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Khalil Ebrahim al-Marzooq [1]
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Member of the Bahrain Parliament
for 2nd Capital Governante
In office
2006–2010
Constituency 2nd Capital Governorate
Spokesperson for Al Wefaq National Islamic Society
In office
Present
Personal details
Born (1967-07-28) 28 July 1967 (age 47)[1]
Nationality Bahrain
Political party Spokesperson of Al Wefaq National Islamic Society
Religion Twelver Shia Islam
Education - MSc in Management & IT, Sheffield Hallam University UK 1998
- BSc in Computer Science, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals 1990
- CISA, ISACA 1999
Annual Salary $ 25,500(Retirement)
Website www.khalilalmarzooq.com

Khalil al-Marzooq is a Bahraini Shi'a politician and former member of the Council of Representatives. During his time in office, he served as first deputy chairman.

On February 14, 2011, al-Marzooq and 17 other MPs from Al Wefaq, the main Shi'a Islamist opposition party, resigned from their seats in parliament. Following the quelling of the unrest by the government, al-Marzooq led negotiations with the government in the Bahrain national dialogue, but he and the four other delegates from Al Wefaq withdrew from negotiations on July 17.[2]

Al-Marzooq was arrested on September 18, 2013 for his criticism of the government. Amnesty International designated him a prisoner of conscience and called for his immediate release.[3] A Bahraini court acquitted himfor the charges of "inciting terrorism" and belonging to a terrorist organization on June 25, 2014.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "CV - Khalil Ebrahim Al-Marzooq - 2010 Elections". Al Wefaq Society. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Bahrain's Main Shi'ite Party Quits Government-Led Reform Dialogue". Voice of America. July 17, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Bahrain must immediately release opposition leader". Amnesty International. 18 September 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Naar, Ismaeel (15 June 2014). "Bahrain acquits key opposition figure". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 16 July 2014.