Is Interior Minister Wise Enough to Stop Sectarian Persecution?
Bahrain's Interior Minister Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa appeared as if he was wise and a sponsor of freedoms before Ashura, stressing that Bahrain is a country of tolerance and that security guarantees the commemoration of the occasion and the safety of mourners.
Sheikh Al-Daihi: Attacks on Ashura Commemoration Bigoted Policy Expanded in Recent Years
Al-Wefaq Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Hussein Al-Daihi criticized the Bahraini authorities' continued crackdown on Shiite citizens as they commemorate Ashura rituals, considering what is happening part of a "bigoted policy that has grown and expanded in recent years."
Leaked Documents Show MoI Restriction on Shiite Sect during Ashura Commemoration
"Naizak" Instagram account posted on Sunday (July 24, 2022) a leaked document from Bahrain's Interior Ministry showing how the authorities in the country besiege the religious discourse during Ashura.
Detainees in Jaw Prison Punished for Commemorating "Eid Al-Ghadir"
Information revealed that Jaw Central Prison administration prevented detainees from calling their families and denied them visits because they commemorated "Eid Al-Ghadir", commemorated by Shiites on 18 Dhu Al-Hijjah.
"Salam Ya Mahdi" Pure Ideological Song
Bahrain Mirror: Sayed Abdullah Al-Ghuraifi said that "Salam ya Mahdi" is pure ideological song, and people have the right to express their beliefs.
HR Activist Yousif Al-Muhafda Reveals Bahrain University Book Insulting to Shia Doctrine, Demands Taking Action
Human rights activist Yousif Al-Muhafda demanded launching an independent investigation on one of the religious books adopted in the University of Bahrain after receiving complaints that it insults one of the Shia sect symbols.
Al-Wefaq Deputy S-G to Authorities: Stop Targeting Husseini Rituals
Deputy Secretary-General of the Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society Sheikh Hussein Al-Daihi said that lovers and Shiites of Imam Al-Hussein will commemorate his martyrdom in all available means. "You will never stop them," he addressed the authorities.
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.
"Bahrani Chicken Nugget" Video Spreads Widely on Social Media: I'm Afraid of Speaking in My "Bahrani" Accent
Young Bahraini lady Mirium Al-Zeera spoke innocently and sincerely in a recorded video she posted on her YouTube channel under the title "Bahrani Chicken Nuggets" about the difficulties she faced as a "Bahrani" speaking in her accent.
Al-Wefaq: Bahrain's Regime Targets Clerics, Investigates them over Praying for Prisoners' Release
Al-Wefaq held the international community and UN institutions responsible for this dreadful reality, because they ignore the demands and appeals of the people of Bahrain and tolerate their suffering, while these institutions respond to any voice raised anywhere else except the voice of Bahrainis.
Interior Ministry Forces Sayed Al-Mashaal to Pledge Not to Lead Worshipers in Diraz Mosque
The Bahraini regime prevented head of Ulama Islamic Council, Sayed Majeed Al-Mashaal, from leading worshipers in the Imam Al-Sadiq Mosque in Diraz through making him sign a written pledge presented by the interior ministry as he was summoned for investigation in Hamad Town police station, roundabout 17.
NIHR President Tells US Delegation: We didn't Observe Any Targeting against Any Sect in Bahrain
The National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR)'s President Maria Khoury told the US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF)'s delegation that NIHR did not observe any discrimination against any sect or community on the basis of faith or creed.
Bahrain: Another Preacher Summoned over Commemorating Ashura Occasion
The Bahraini authorities summoned on Sunday (September 16, 2018) preacher Sheikh Yasin Al-Jamri on the background of taking part in commemorating Ashura rituals.
GIDHR Issues its 13th HR Newsletter: Violations in Ashura Continued
Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (GIDHR) issued its 13th human rights newsletter that monitors human rights violations in Bahrain and Gulf states.
Bahrain’s Interior Ministry Forces Target Annual Ashura Religious Manifestations this Morning
Bahrain’s Interior Ministry forces launched a campaign today, targeting religious manifestations of Ashura, a religious occasion commemorated annually by Shia citizens in the country.
PHOTOS: Citizens Pray at Al-Alawiyat Mosque, Demolished by Bahraini Authorities in 2011
Shia Muslims in Bahrain held evening prayers at the Al-Alawiyat Mosque, which was demolished by the Bahraini authorities in 2011.
Sheikh Hani Al-Banna Released after 10 Days of Detention
Public Prosecution released on Wednesday Shiite cleric, Sheikh Hani Al-Banna, nine days after his arrest on July 3, 2017, following a visit to his detained son at Dry Dock prison.
Salafist Group in Bahrain Demands Transformation of Shiite Mosque into Security Region
The Salafist Al-Asalah Society in Bahrain demanded to transform a Shiite shrine into a security region, in the most recent violation to religious rights of Shia who complain about sectarian persecution.
Sheikh Hani al-Banaa’ Arrested for Two Weeks Pending Investigation
The Bahraini Public Prosecution arrested today Tuesday (July 4, 2017) Shiite religious scholar Sheikh Hani al-Banaa’ for two weeks pending investigation.
Bahraini Cleric Sheikh Hani al-Banaa’ Arrested while Visiting Detained Son
The Bahraini authorities arrested on Monday (July 3, 2017) Shiite cleric Sheikh Hani al-Banaa’ while he was visiting his detained son in Dry Dock Prison.