Authorities Summon Al-Wefaq Shura Council head, 7 Clerics, 2 Reciters and Woman for Interrogation
Bahraini authorities summoned on Monday (August 1, 2016) clerics, reciters and politicians for interrogation within a wide campaign launched against the Shia sect since over a month.
Appeal Court Upholds 1-Year Jail Term against Sheikh Mohammad Al-Mansi
Bahraini court upheld on July 31, 2016, a one-year jail term against the cleric Sheikh Mohammad Al-Mansi, who is in charge of the demolished mosques' file at the Ulama Islamic Council.
Imprisoned Clerics Refuse Targeting Sheikh Isa Qassim
Clerics accused of leading the political protests in Bahrain said that the trying Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim and national figures is a loss of social justice and represents a malicious targeting against Sheikh Qassim’s prominent role in defending people’s rights and legitimate demands.
Prosecution Detains Sheikh Saeed Al-Asfour for 15 Days Pending Investigation
The Public Prosecution decided on Wednesday (July 27, 2016) to detain the Shiite cleric Sheikh Saeed Al-Asfour for 15 days pending investigation.
Prosecution Charges Sheikh Hamza Al-Dairi with Inciting Hatred against Regime and Insulting Statutory Entity
The Public Prosecution interrogated on Tuesday (July 26, 2016) a Shiite cleric Sheikh Hamza Al-Dairy and released him on residence bail after charging him with inciting hatred against the regime.
Authorities Detain 3 Clerics after Decision to Refer them to Prosecution
The Bahraini authorities arrested on Sunday (July 24, 2016) 3 Shiite clerics accused of assembly, over taking part in the sit-in in held outside of Sheikh Isa Qassim’s house that has been ongoing since over a month.
Authorities Summon Sheikh Jassim Al-Khayat to Budai Police Station
The Bahraini authorities summoned on Sunday (July 24, 2016) head of arbitral tribunal of Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society Sheikh Jassim Al-Khayat for investigation in the Al-Budai police station.
Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior Summons Shiite Cleric Sheikh Ali Hmaidan
Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior summoned Shiite Cleric Sheikh Ali Hmaidan, Imam of Al-Zahra...
Imams of Friday Prayers to Resume Holding Prayers in Diraz and Shiite Mosques across Bahrain
Imams of Friday and congregational prayers announced they will resume holding prayers in Shiite mosques starting.
Bahrain's Shiite Clerics Say Will Only Perform Eid Prayers without Holding any Celebrations after Move against Sheikh Qassim
Shiite clerics in Bahrain announced they will only perform the Eid (al-Fitr) prayers, without holding any other celebrations.
Reuters: Bahrain Summons Senior Shi'ite Clerics for Questioning
Bahraini authorities on Thursday summoned five Shi'ite Muslim scholars for questioning, activists said, in what appeared another step in a crackdown on dissent by the Sunni-ruled kingdom.
Bahraini Authorities Threaten to Ban Prayer if Considered “illegal Assembly”
Bahraini authorities warned of banning prayer at Shiite mosque in Manama, deeming it a form of illegal assembly.
Bahrain Shura Committee Approves Banning Clerics from Politics
The Legal and Legislative Committee of the Consultative Council (Shura) approved the amendments proposed...
Bahraini Parliament Bans Religious Preachers from Joining Political Societies
The Bahraini Parliament passed an amendment to the Political Societies Law, preventing religious preachers from joining political societies.
Prison Administration: Sheikh Al-Mansi in “Isolation” Waiting for Medical Results
The Reform and Rehabilitation Department at the Bahraini Ministry of Interior denied holding Shiite cleric Sheikh Mohammad Al-Mansi in solitary confinement, claiming that it placed him in “isolation” to await his medical results.
Sheikh Al-Mansi’s Family Says Authorities Holding Him in Solitary Confinement Since 3 Weeks
Family of detained Shiite cleric Sheikh Mohammad Al-Mansi said that the “Sheikh has been held in solitary confinement since almost 3 weeks ago,” urging prison authorities to “return him to the prison cellblock with the rest of the inmates.”
Six-Month Prison Term Handed down to Sheikh Fadel Al-Zaki & Activist Nader Abdulimam
A Bahraini court sentenced on Thursday (April 28, 2016) a Shiite cleric Fadel Al-Zaki and activist Nader Abdulimam to six months in prison over protesting in the Bahraini capital, Manama.
Salafist Cleric with Close Ties to Al Khalifa Says It
A Bahraini Salafist cleric who has close ties with the Bahraini ruling Al Khalifa family claimed that it is time to "harvest the heads of Iran's agents," an accusation which is often raised by the Bahraini regime and its supporters against dissenters in the country.
Prominent Bahrain Clerics Demand Authorities to Reevaluate their Plans on the Summoning of Clerics & Friday Preachers
A group of the prominent clerics in Bahrain stated that the ongoing summoning of religious scholars and Friday Imams raises great concern.