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Bahrain to try Sheikh Salman on espionage charges: Report

Bahrain is set to try prominent Shia cleric and opposition figure Sheikh Ali Salman this week on a charge of “spying” for Qatar, a media report says. Salman, the secretary-general of the country’s now-dissolved al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, would be tried alongside two of his colleagues on November 27, Bahrain’s Lulu TV channel reported on ...

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Bahraini rights activist Rajab just exercising legitimate right to free speech: HRW

Human Rights Watch has strongly censured the Bahraini regime over keeping prominent human rights activist and pro-democracy campaigner Nabeel Rajab behind bars over his criticism of the ruling Al Khalifah family and the Wahhabi ideology. Kenneth Roth, the executive director of the New York-based international non-governmental organization, wrote in a ...

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UN urged to help lift Bahraini regime’s siege of senior cleric’s house

The representative of prominent Bahraini cleric Sheikh Isa Ahmed Qassim in Iran called on the United Nations to get involved in efforts to end systematic human rights violations in the Arab country, including the Manama regime’s military siege on the house of the top Shiite cleric. (tasnim) — Sheikh Abdullah ...

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Bahraini court postpones trial of rights activist Rajab until Nov. 22

A Bahraini court has postponed until November 22 the trial of prominent Bahraini human rights activist and pro-democracy campaigner Nabeel Rajab, who has been kept behind bars over his criticism of the ruling Al Khalifah regime and the Wahhabi ideology. The High Court of Appeal, presided over by Judge Badr al-Abdullah, took the decision against ...

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Bahrain orders citizens to ‘immediately leave’ Lebanon

Bahrain has ordered all its citizens in Lebanon to “leave immediately” in the wake of Saad Hariri’s abrupt resignation as the Lebanese prime minister, which was announced from Saudi Arabia. In a statement issued on Sunday afternoon, Bahrain’s Foreign Ministry said, “Due to the current conditions and developments in Lebanon, ...

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Bahraini courts hand down prison terms to three Shia clerics

Courts in Bahrain have separately handed down prison sentences between six months and one year to three Shia Muslim clerics as the ruling Al Khalifah dynasty presses ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown and persecution of the members of the religious community in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom. Informed sources, requesting ...

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Bahraini Activist Abdulhadi Khawaja Goes on Hunger Strike

Imprisoned Bahraini activist, Abdulhadi Khawaja is going on a hunger strike once again, demanding that the authorities in the country respect his and all the prisoners’ rights. Gulf Center for Human Rights reported that Khawaja, who has a dual nationality with Denmark, started a hunger strike on 12th April 2017, ...

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What do Bahrainis Want? Why did they Rise Up?

On the issue of Bahrain, what do the people of Bahrain want? The people of Bahrain say that every individual from among the nation should be given a vote in order to elect the government. A vote for each person. Well, are you not speaking about democracy? Are you not ...

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Bahrain’s Al Khalifa Regime has Failed to Wage War on Shias

A political analyst says a recent decision by a Bahraini court to postpone the trial of top Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim clearly shows the ruling Al Khalifah regime has badly failed in its heavy-handed crackdown on the ethnic Shia Muslim majority. Saeed Shehabi, a political activist from Bahrain Freedom ...

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Supporting Sheikh Isa Qassim Religious Duty

Bahraini clerics have called on all the people of the Persian Gulf Arab country to show their solidarity with distinguished Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim, saying that the people’s unwavering support for him is the “religious duty” of all Muslims. In a joint statement released on Monday, a day before ...

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