Court Upholds One-Year Jail Term against Sheikh Abdulmohsen Mulla Atiya Al-Jamri
2020-07-01 - 5:45 am
Bahrain Mirror: The Appeals Court upheld on Tuesday (June 30, 2020) one-year jail term against Shiite cleric Sheikh Abdulmohsen Mulla Atiya Al-Jamri over a religious sermon he delivered earlier this year.
The authorities accused Al-Jamri of insulting Muawiyah Bin Abi Sufyan because he said "history books are full of figures that have no value to humanity and morals like Muawiyah and Banu Umayya".
Authorities pursue Shiite clerics for their religious lectures, accuse them of insulting figures glorified by another sect for speaking about Yazid ibn Muawiyah, the murderer of Imam Hussein, or for talking about other historical figures, in an attempt to religiously restrict the Shiite majority.