Security Authorities Summon Sheikh Mohammad Sanqour for Investigation
The security authorities summoned Sheikh Mohammad Sanqour, preacher of Imam Al-Sadiq Mosque in Diraz, for investigation on Monday (May 22, 2023).
Why didn't Local King-Sponsored TV Broadcast Ashura Season Events?
Interior Minister Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa stated that "the royal sponsorship provided all the reasons for the success of the Ashura season," but the minister did not mention what was provided by the king for the successful commemoration of Ashura.
Fifth Day of Muharram: Removing Ashura Manifestations in Salman City and Al-Houra, Intensified Security Presence in Hamad Town
The security authorities continued their harassment against the Shiite sect and removed Ashura manifestations in Salman City and Al-Houra, according to video clips taken by activists.
Bahrain: Shiites Banned from Leaving Bahrain to Holy Sites in Iraq
Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, largest political opposition society, said that the security authorities prevented Shiite citizens from leaving the country to visit holy sites in Iraq.
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."
Geneva: Honduras Demands Bahrain to Cooperation with OHCHR
Honduras demanded the government of Bahrain to fully cooperate with the Officer of High Commission for Human Rights (OHCHR), and send an open invitation to the UN Special Rapporteurs to visit the country.
HRW Expresses Concern over Citizenship Revocations, Clerics Prosecutions in Bahrain
Human Rights Watch (HRW) expressed extreme concern regarding the large-scale citizenship revocations in Bahrain, and the continuous prosecution of Shiite clerics and rights activists.
Bahraini Authorities Continue to Prevent Shiites from Holding Largest Friday Prayers
Bahraini authorities continued their crackdown preventing the Shia from holding their largest Friday prayers at Imam Sadiq Mosque in Diraz.