Sayed Majeed Al-Mashaal Released after Serving Two and Half Year Prison Term
The Bahraini authorities released on Monday (January 28, 2019) prominent cleric Sayed Majeed Al-Mashaal after serving two and half year prison term.
Shiite Cleric Sheikh Fadhel Al-Zaki Arrested after House Raid
The Bahraini security authorities arrested on Friday (November 30, 2018) Shiite cleric and member of member of the (dissolved) Ulama Islamic Council Fadel Al-Zaki after raiding his house.
Bahrain Hosts Salafist Cleric Renowned for Declaring Shiites as Apostates
Sunni Endowments in Bahrain announced hosting an extremist Salafist cleric Othman Al-Khamis to deliver a lecture in Al-Adliya Mosque on Saturday (November 10, 2018).
Shiite Cleric Sayed Kamel Al-Hashimi Transferred to “Jaw” Prison to Serve Previous Jail Term
Shiite cleric Sayed Kamel Al-Hashimi was transferred to Jaw Central Prison to serve a 3-year jail term issued against him since 2016, news indicated.
Detention of Shiite Clerics who Took Part in Commemorating Ashura Occasion Renewed
The Public Prosecution ordered on Wednesday (October 3, 2018) the renewal of detention of 3 clerics over taking part in commemorating Ashura occasion last month.
BCHR Issues Detailed Report about Ashura
Bahrain Center for Human Rights issued a report about the violations witnessed in Ashura season in 2018. The report stressed that the Bahraini Constitution guarantees the constitutional freedoms, however, things are different in reality.
Does Bahrain Regime Have Something against Ashura?
Throughout the 10 days of Ashura commemoration rituals, the security alert disrupted the peaceful spiritual ambiance of the Hussainiat (Shia congregation halls).
MoI Summons for Interrogations Citizens who Performed Prayers in Manama on 10th Eve of Ashura
The Interior Ministry summoned for interrogation number of Shiite citizens who performed prayers in Manama and participated in the mourning processions of 10th Muharram eve (September 19, 2018).
MoI Arrests Ashura Obsequy Organizers after Protestors Wrote King’s Name on Street
The security authorities arrested each of Mohammad Bu Hamid and Abdullah Bu Rashid, the organizers in Imam Al-Rida obsequy in Al-Malikiya village, and ordered their arrest for 15 days pending investigations over charge of “inciting hatred against the regime”, according to activists.
Al-Wefaq Condemns Reprisals and Intimidation Practiced by Authorities in Ashura
The Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society issued a statement stressing that the acts of repression, intimidation and widespread targeting of the Ashura season by the Bahraini authorities are a blatant attack on religious freedom and a violation of the right of people to think, and they reveal to what extent the authorities fight communal coexistence.
Bahraini Authorities Release 5 Clerics, Arrest 3 over Ashura Commemorations
The Bahraini authorities released Shiite preachers and summoned others. Meanwhile, more than 3 clerics have been arrested so far, after brining against them charges related to inciting hatred against the regime on the background of taking part in Ashura commemorations.
Bahrain Arrests Two Clerics who Participated in Commemorating Ashura Rituals
The Bahraini authorities arrested on Sunday (September 16, 2018) two preachers over taking part in commemorating Ashura occasion. Meanwhile, the authorities didn’t present any explanation about their arrest.
Sayed Sadiq Al-Ghuraifi and Sheikh Mahdi Al-Karzakani Summoned for Investigation
The Bahraini authorities summoned on Monday (September 17, 2018) Sayed Sadiq Al-Ghuraifi and Sheikh Mahdi Al-Karzakani over taking part in commemorating Ashura occasion.
Authorities Release Sayed Mohieldin Al-Mashaal after Serving One Year in Jail
The Bahraini authorities released on Wednesday (August 15, 2018) Shiite cleric Sayed Mohieldin Al-Mashaal after serving one year in jail.
Bahrain: Authorities Summon Shiite Citizens to Take DNA Samples from Them without Judicial Order
The Bahraini security authorities summoned on Thursday (June 14, 2018) a number of Shiite citizens and took DNA samples from them, without a judicial order, activists stressed.
US Department of State in Religious Freedom Report for 2017: Intense Persecution against Shia Clerics by Authorities
US Department of State indicated in its annual report on religious freedoms for 2017 that Bahraini government continued to question, detain, and arrest Shia clerics, community members, and opposition politician.
Cassation Court Overrules Prison Verdict against Sayed Kamel Al-Hashimi, Court Issues 3-Month Jail Term against Shiite Cleric
Lawyer Abdullah Al-Shamlawi said that the court of cassation overruled a prison verdict issued against Shiite cleric Sayed Kamel Al-Hashimi over one of his sermons, and referred the case to another court to reconsider it.
Bahrain Demolishes Club and School Opposite to One of King’s Palaces
The Bahraini authorities demolished on Wednesday (May 9, 2018) a sports club and school facing one of King Hamad bin Khalifa’s palaces.
Jaw Prison Authorities Put List of Banned Shiite Religious Books
Lawyer Rim Al-Shaalan said that the prison’s authorities are preventing prisoners from access to Shiite books.
Bahrain: Shiite Mosque in Hamad Town Demolished for Second Time
Bahrain has once again demolished on Sunday (April 29, 2018) a Shiite mosque, south of Manama, which the residents have built after a harsh security campaign that resulted in the demolishing of 38 mosques and Shiite religious institutions in 2011.