Bahraini Authorities Allow Ayatollah Qassim Treatment Abroad after 14 Months of House Arrest

2018-07-08 - 6:39 م

Bahrain Mirror: Bahraini authorities have allowed the spiritual leader of Bahrain's Shiite majority, Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, to receive treatment outside the country after nearly 14 months of house arrest, which has led to the deterioration of his health.

Bahrain's Foreign Minister, Khalid bin Ahmad Al Khalifa, said that the King of Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, ordered "the facilitation of Sheikh Isa Qassim's travel for treatment abroad, according to his wishes and his doctors' opinions, and covering any costs required by treatment."

On 20 June 2016, the King of Bahrain revoked Ayatollah Qassim's nationality, while security forces imposed a siege on his hometown since that day. In May 2017, the authorities imposed a house arrest on Qassim after a sit-in was held in front of his house was cleared by force, which led to the deaths of 5 demonstrators and left dozens of other citizens injured.


Arabic Version


التعليقات المنشورة لا تعبر بالضرورة عن رأي الموقع

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