Bahrain

Situation tense in Bahrain after deadly Diraz raid

The situation in Bahrain is tense one day after the Manama regime forces violently stormed into the house of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim and killed some of his ...

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Iran condemns Bahrain court verdict against top Shia cleric

Iran has censured a verdict by a court in Bahrain to sentence distinguished Shia cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassim, to a suspended one-year jail term, expressing serious concern about the intensification ...

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UN calls on Bahrain to release prominent human rights activist

The United Nations Committee against Torture has called on the Bahraini regime to release the country’s prominent human rights activist and pro-democracy campaigner Nabeel Rajab, and open an investigation into widespread ...

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Bahrain refers first civilian to military court: Amnesty

Amnesty International reports that Manama has referred its first civilian case to military court for trial in accordance with a constitutional reform amendment approved by the king. According to a ...

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Shroud-clad Bahrainis rally ahead of cleric’s trial

Attired in shrouds, Bahrainis have rallied in support of their most senior Shia cleric, who has been stripped of citizenship and faces trial for charges widely denounced as politically-influenced. Crowds of people ...

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Sheikh Qassim’s trial persecution of Bahraini Shias: Salman

Bahrain’s senior opposition cleric Sheikh Ali Salman says the prosecution of top Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim amounts to persecution and targeting of the entire Shia community in the country. Salman, ...

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