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.
Sheikh Abdulmohsen Al-Jamri Arrested for 7 Days Pending Investigation
The Bahraini security authorities arrested on Thursday (January 23, 2020) Shiite cleric and preacher Sheikh Abdulmohsen Mulla Atiya Al-Jamri for 7 days pending investigation.
Detention of Mulla Abdulzahraa Al-Samahiji Renewed for 15 Days Pending Investigation
The Bahraini security authorities renewed on (January 21, 2020) the detention of Mulla Abdulzahraa Al-Samahiji (39 years) for 15 days pending investigation, over a religious sermon he delivered in one of the obsequies.
Mulla Abdulzahraa Al-Samahiji Arrested for 7 Days Pending Investigation
The Bahraini security authorities arrested on (January 13, 2020) Mulla Abdulzahraa Al-Samahiji (39 years) for 7 days pending investigation, over a religious sermon he delivered in one of the obsequies.
Detention of Shiite Cleric Sheikh Abdulnabi Al-Nashaba Extended for 15 Days
The Bahraini authorities extended on Wednesday (August 28, 2019) the detention of Shiite cleric Sheikh Abdulnabi Al-Nashaba for 15 additional days.
Detention of Shiite Cleric Sheikh Abdulnabi Al-Nashaba Extended until Wednesday
The Bahraini authorities extended the detention of Shiite cleric Sheikh Abdulnabi Al-Nashaba for one week and delayed presenting him to the Public Prosecution until Wednesday (August 28, 2019).
Sheikh Al-Rabii and Sayed Al-Mashaal Summoned for Investigation, Saar Obsequy Temporarily Closed
The Bahraini authorities summoned on Wednesday (January 30, 2019) Sheikh Mohammad Saleh Al-Rabii (one of the senior cleircs in Bahrain) and Sayed Majeed Al-Mashaal for investigations two days following his release.
Prosecution Renews Detention of Sheikh Al-Rayyash, Sayed Al-Hashimi and Haji Sumoud for 15 Days over Taking Part in Ashura Occasion
The Public Prosecution renewed on Thursday (October 4, 2018) detention of number of clerics and eulogy citers who took part in commemorating Ashura for 15 days. It also renewed the detention of obsequies’ organizers and number of citizens arrested from Al-Malikiya over writing anti-regime expressions on the 10th day of Muharram on one of the village’s streets.
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.
Cleric Denies Insulting Religious Figure on “Twitter”, Says He was Making “Scientific Debate”
A cleric denied insulting a religious figure via his “Twitter” account and said that he was making a “scientific debate”. The minor court considered the incident. The suspect denied the charge attributed to him and justified his written posts by saying that they are but a discussion for scientific researches, demanding his release, especially that he has been arrested 3 weeks ago.
Shiite Cleric Mohammed Saeed Al-Aradi Summoned on Charge of “Insulting a Sect”
Director-General of Anti-Corruption and Economic and Electronic Security announced that a Bahraini (Sheikh Mohammed Saeed Al-Aradi, 54 years) was summoned for posting tweets disrespecting a sect in Bahrain.
Shiite Cleric Released after Serving 6-Month Jail Term over Taking Part in Protest in Manama
The Bahraini security authorities released on Thursday (July 12, 2018) Shiite cleric Sheikh Hani Al-Bazaz after serving his 6-month jail term, over taking part in a peaceful protest in Manama.
Prominent Shiite Cleric Sheikh Mahmoud Al-A’ali Released after Serving his Prison Term
The Bahraini security authorities released on Sunday (July 1, 2018) President of Islamic Ulama Council prominent Sheikh Mahmoud Al-A'ali after serving his 6-month jail term over the background of participating in Diraz sit-in.
Appeals Court Adjourns Trial of Shiite Cleric Sheikh Ali Rahma until Sept. 24 for Pleading
Bahrain’s Appeals Court adjourned looking into the case of Shiite cleric Sheikh Ali Rahma and set September 24 as a date for pleading.
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.
Sheikh Isa Al-Moemen Released after Serving his Prison Term
The security authorities released today Sheikh Isa Al-Moemen after serving his 3-month jail term.
US Commission Demands its Government to Apply “Global Magnitsky Act” on Bahraini Officials Involved in Discrimination against Shia
US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) said that religious freedom conditions did not improve for the majority Shi’a Muslim community amid an ongoing stifling of dissent and a deterioration of human rights conditions generally.
MoI Sends Warning Letters to Senior Shiite Clerics in Bahrain Following their Last Statements
The Ministry of Interior addressed personal letters to senior Shiite cleric in Bahrain (Sayed Abdullah Al-Ghuraifi, Sheikh Abdulhussein Al-Sitri, Sheikh Mohammed Saleh Al-Rubai and Sheikh Mohammed Sanqour), who undersigned a statement dated April 26, 2018, regarding the death penalty which was commuted to life in jail for convicts indicted in the attempted murder of Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Commander-in-Chief. The ministr
Detainee Sheikh Mirza Al-Mahrous Starts Hunger Strike over Denied Treatment
Shiite cleric Sheikh Mirza Al-Mahrous, who is detained among “Figures” case, started an open hunger strike protesting against being denied treatment by Jaw Prison’s administration.