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Bahraini cleric’s continued detention political revenge: Wefaq

Imprisoned Bahraini Shia Muslim cleric Sheikh Hassan Issa (file photo) Bahrain’s main Shia opposition group, the al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, has denounced the continued imprisonment of its prominent leader and former lawmaker Sheikh Hassan Issa as “political revenge.” Al-Wefaq, in a statement released on Saturday, demanded Sheikh Issa’s immediate release, noting the ...

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UN Urges Bahrain to Stop Stifling Activists, Women

United Nations human rights experts called on Bahrain Thursday to end the repression of activists, restrictions on freedom of expression and discrimination against women. Bahrain has cracked down on perceived threats since Arab Spring protests in 2011. Protesters have clashed frequently with security forces, who have been targeted in many ...

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Closed door trial for Palestinian teen who slapped Israeli soldier

The closely watched trial of a Palestinian girl for slapping and punching two Israeli soldiers opened before an Israeli military court in the West Bank on Tuesday, but the judge ordered all proceedings to be held behind closed doors in a case that has drawn wide criticism of Israel for ...

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Bahrain Crackdown: Ayatollah Isa Qassim Hospitalized, Regime Arrests His Son, Son-In-Law

Bahrain Crackdown: Ayatollah Isa Qassim Hospitalized, Regime Arrests His Son, Son-In-Law Local Editor Different Bahraini sources confirmed that Bahrain’s prominent Spiritual Leader Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim was transferred to the hospital on Sunday at 9:35 pm Bahrain time after being delayed for several hours. Sheikh Qasim has been under house ...

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Bahrain Crackdown: Court Sentences 24 Shiites to Jail, Revoking Citizenship

Continuing its crackdown against Shia citizens, a Bahrain court sentenced 24 of them to prison and stripped them of their nationality after claiming they are guilty of forming a “terrorist group”, a Bahraini judicial source said Thursday. Other claimed allegations included travelling to Iraq and Iran for “weapons and explosives ...

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No Political Solution to Bahraini Crisis: Opposition Figure

Speaking at a round-table meeting held at the Tasnim News Agency’s office in Tehran on the seventh anniversary of Bahrain’s February 14 Revolution, Seyed Morteza al-Sendi said since the beginning of the popular uprising in 2011 to now, there have been numerous developments. The political solution to the Bahraini crisis ...

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Amnesty urges Bahrain to quash latest death sentences, end crackdown on dissent

Amnesty International has called upon Bahraini officials to overturn recent death sentences passed on six civilians over terror-related charges, and to put an immediate end to the violent crackdown on political dissidents and anti-regime protesters in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom. The London-based non-governmental organization announced in a statement on ...

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Bahraini regime forces detain 6 civilians with no charge: Activists

Activists say Bahraini forces have held six civilians, including a woman, without offering any legal justification for their detention as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its repressive measures and heavy-handed crackdown in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom. Human rights activists, requesting anonymity, said Fawzia Mashallah had been kept in police ...

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Bahrain’s top Shia cleric hospitalized in ‘critical condition’

Bahrain’s most senior Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim has been taken to a private hospital in critical condition after weeks of suffering from deteriorating health. Sheikh Qassim’s family and the Bahrain Center for Human Rights group confirmed his hospitalization on Monday and said he was in “critical condition.” He has been ...

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Bahrainis mark ‘Day of Rage’ in support of Sheikh Qassim

Bahrainis are holding anti-regime protests in different areas in solidarity with prominent Shia leader Sheikh Isa Qassim, whose health condition has seriously deteriorated under house arrest over the past days. The February 14 Youth Coalition has called Friday the “Day of Rage,” urging the public to protest Sheikh Isa Qassem’s ...

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