Bahrain national team player Mohamed Hubail has been sentenced to two years imprisonment after being convicted of participating in anti-government protests
Hubail, along with his brother A'ala, a 68-time Bahrain international who won the 2004 Asian Cup Golden Boot award, had been in custody since the crackdown on the protests.
Bahrain's main opposition party Al Wefaq said in a statement that Mohamed had been convicted and sentenced on Thursday in closed-door proceedings.
Mohamed, who has 52 national team caps, appeared in Bahrain's special security court which had been set up following the March protests.
The protests had been Shiite-led demonstrations against the Sunni monarchy in Bahrain's capital Manama.
The brothers had previously been dismissed by club Al Ahli for their involvement in the protests.