2021 Panorama: Bahrain's 2021 Ashura Turns into Security Season Targeting Shiite Citizens
The Ashura season of 2021 in Bahrain unfolded against a backdrop of heightened security measures that seemed to target the Shiite community. Commencing in August, the authorities implemented strict measures and stringent conditions, restricting the commemoration of Ashura rituals.
Pacheco Failed the Test of Upholding Fundamental Values
Pacheco is undoubtedly aware of the numerous human rights violations and lack of freedoms in Bahrain. However, he has chosen to align himself with the ruling regime and has failed to uphold fundamental values.
Bahrain: Sadiq Haidar Arrested, Haj Mounir Mushaima Summoned for Interrogation
"Rasd", a network specialized in security movements, raids and arrests, said that the Bahraini security authorities decided on Saturday (August 6, 2022) to arrest Sadiq Haidar from Al-Markh and present him to the Public Prosecution after summoning him for interrogation.
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.
Report Monitors Violations Carried out in Ashura Says New PM didn't Introduce Reforms on Religious Discrimination
Three human rights organizations said that Bahrain did not stop discriminating against religious freedoms against Shiite citizens and continued to persecute them.
Ayatollah Qassim's Statement: The Opposition Will Continue until Conditions in Bahrain Corrected
The highest Shiite religious authority in Bahrain, Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, issued (July 21, 2020) a statement in which he said that the political opposition against the regime will continue until a fair political relationship between the government and the people is achieved, and all rights are legally and effectively recognized.
Nasrallah: Bahraini Regime's Backing of Zionist Attacks is Most Heinous Treason
Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah stressed that he stands with the Bahraini people in the face of tyranny.
Ashura in Bahrain under Threat
Ashura in Bahrain is no longer a peaceful spiritual season during which the Shiite majority freely practice their religious rituals as they used to hundreds of years ago. They now practice these rituals under the authority of threats and intimidation after the Bahraini authorities took Ashura season as an opportunity to further harass, provoke and target the Shiite community in Bahrain.
54 Religious Freedom Violations during 8 Days of Ashura Season: Bahrain Forum for Human Rights
The Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) said that it has recorded in the first eight days (September 1-8) of the Ashura season 54 violations of freedom of religion and belief and the Shia Muslims' commemoration of Ashura in Bahrain.
Editorial: Ashura Isn’t Just a Black Cloth
Ashura is not just a black cloth or merely a story, memory or tear. Under all this blackness, there is an idea, and ideas cannot be killed by bullets, nor extracted in interrogation, torture and detention chambers.
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.
Al-Wefaq Calls on Gov’t to Stop Targeting Clerics and Preachers during Ashura
Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, the largest opposition political group in Bahrain, called on the government of Bahrain to put an end to the targeting of clerics and preachers during the Ashura season, describing what has been taking place as "abhorrent sectarian behavior."
We’re Not Bigots But We Throw Stones Back
We are not racists, but we are also not angels too to bear all of this persecution as if we are no one. It’s as if we have no voice or word and are a crushed minority that has no right to defend itself or clap back at those who insult it.
Religious Persecution Conference Highlights Systematic Violations against Shia of Bahrain, Makes Recommendations
Bahrain Interfaith Center held a conference entitled, “Religious Persecution in Bahrain” in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, in which a number of Bahraini and international organizations and human rights activists took part.
“Religious Persecution in Bahrain” Conference Held Today in Beirut
Bahrain Interfaith Center organized a conference on "Religious Persecution in Bahrain" that was held in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, to highlight the severe deterioration of religious freedoms witnessed in Bahrain and the abuses that Bahrainis are subjected to in particular.
Al-Wefaq: Acquittal of Adviser to BCCI Head of Insulting Shia Charge Provocative and Results in Tension
The National Islamic Al-Wefaq Society described the acquittal of Yasser Al-Attar, the Egyptian adviser to the head of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), in the case of insulting the Shiite community, as a provocative ruling that is aimed at stirring up sectarianism in Bahrain.
Bahraini Judiciary Allows Insulting Language against Shia
The ruling issued yesterday by a Bahraini court against the legal adviser of Bahraini businessman Samir Nass is not a mere judicial verdict, but rather a legislation that may have an impact on the Shiite community, without exaggeration, for decades.
US Calls on Bahrain to Integrate Shia Politically: US State Department Religious Freedom Report
The US State Department published its international religious freedom report for 2018. A 19-page section was dedicated for Bahrain, which included observations on the status of religious freedom in Bahrain
What Message Does King Want to Send by Dismissing Mohsen Al-Asfour?
Assigning a new board of directors to the Jaffaria Endowments Directorate (Waqf) was not something new, it was a confirmation that King Hamad bin Salman Al Khalifa is pulling the strings in the Endowments Directorate without taking into consideration that it is a religious institution that concerns the Shiite sect.
Why Does Gov’t of Bahrain Love and Seek Normalization with Israel?
“I do not know a country other than Bahrain carrying out a random naturalization process...we know what happened in Palestine, I don’t know any other country,” said imprisoned opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman while speaking about the catastrophic process of naturalization that Bahrain has been committed to.