Court Upholds One-Year Jail Term against Sheikh Abdulmohsen Mulla Atiya Al-Jamri
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.
Bahraini Authorities Continue to Crack Down on Shiites by Summoning Ashura Eulogy Reciters and Preachers
The authorities in Bahrain continue to harass the Shiite majority by constantly summoning Ashura eulogy reciters and preachers, who belong to the Shiite sect, for interrogation.
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.
Ayatollah Isa Qassim, Reminiscent of Sheikh Khalaf at the King’s Palace
The emergence of Sheikh Isa Qassim as a unifying leader and as high authority of the Shia in Bahrain is reminiscent of the role of Sheikh Khalaf Al-Asfour, and is perceived by the authorities as a threat of history repeating itself.
Bahrain’s Top Shia Clerics: Jaafari Personal Status Law Won’t Ensure Abiding by Shia Tenets
Prominent Shia clerics in Bahrain strongly criticized issuance of personal status law for followers of Shiite sect without approval of Shia religious authority.