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Human rights activists demand freedom for imprisoned Bahraini scholar

Rasa – Human rights activists have demanded the release of prominent Bahraini Shcolar, Hujjat al-Islam Abdul-Jalil al-Miqdad on ‎social networks.‎

RNA – According to a report by Rasa News Agency, human rights activists on social network ‎supported Hujjat al-Islam Abdul-Jalil al-Miqdad and his brothers, Yusuf, Ibrahim and Murtadha.‎

 

These human rights activists demanded the immediate release of this Bahraini Shi’ah cleric and ‎political leader, who has been imprisoned since 2011.‎

 

In their most recent attempt to pressure Hujjat al-Islam Abdul-Jalil and Yusuf al-Miqdad, the Al ‎Khalifah regime banned them from attending the funeral of their sister‏.‏

 

In a message to court of the Al Khalifah regime, the February 14 Youth Coalition argued against the ‎arrest of Fawziyah MashaAllah and said, “The issuance of such sentences and the detention of women ‎by the Al Khalifah regime has become a normal issue‏.‏‎”‎

 

The coalition said that the Al Khalifah regime must release this lady, who is elderly and sick, as soon as ‎possible‏.‏

 

The Al Khalifah regime has sentenced Fawziyah MashaAllah to three years of imprisonment for anti-‎government political activities‏.‏

 

Hujjat al-Islam al-Miqdad is one of the leaders of the al-Wafa Movement. He was arrested on March ‎‎27, 2011 and tried before a military court. He is currently serving a thirty-year prison term for various ‎cases, including a life sentence in which he is charged alongside thirteen other political leaders and ‎human rights defenders for “conspiring to overthrow the regime.”‎

 

Thousands of anti-regime protesters have held demonstrations in Bahrain on an almost daily basis ‎ever since a popular uprising began in the country in mid-February 2011.‎

 

They are demanding that the Al Khalifah dynasty relinquish power and allow a just system ‎representing all Bahrainis to be established.‎

 

Manama has gone to great lengths to clamp down on any sign of dissent. On March 14, 2011, troops ‎from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were deployed to assist Bahrain in its crackdown.‎

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