Human Rights Organizations Urge UN Diplomatic Missions to Press Bahrain to Halt Shiite Leader Trial
2017-05-06 - 11:51 p
Bahrain Mirror: Human rights organizations called on diplomatic missions of the UN Human Rights Council member-states to intervene in the trial of Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, the most prominent Shiite leader in Bahrain.
A Bahraini court is expected to issue Sunday (May 7, 2017) a verdict in the case raised against Ayatollah Qassim, in which he is accused of raising money for the Shiite religious "Khums" ritual.
Salam for Democracy and Human Rights, Bahrain Forum for Human Rights, and the Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, addressed the diplomatic missions and demanded them to "step up their pressure on the government of Bahrain, through urging it to terminate the citizenship revocation verdict, and end the unfair trial against Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim."
In their address, the organizations stressed on the "importance of demanding Bahrain to end the siege on Diraz, and put an end to the security deployment in the area to ensure freedom of movement."
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