Bahrain: Authorities Take down Ashura Manifestations from A'ali
2022-08-03 - 1:22 p
Bahrain Mirror: Activists on social media outlets published (August 2, 2020) videos showing taking down Ashura banners and signs from A'ali.
Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, largest opposition political society, said that the authorities attacked Ashura manifestations in A'ali "within the sectarian persecution series practiced against Shiites."
Since 2011, security authorities have intensified their campaign against Shiites, who constitute the majority of Bahrain's population, moving from politically targeting them to fighting them religiously, harassing them and imposing restrictions on their religious practices.
Bahraini authorities are intensifying their religious targeting against Shiites during the Ashura season, which is commemorated by Shia all over the world as part of massive events marking the martyrdom of Imam Hussein bin Ali (PBUH).