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.
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.
3 NGOs Confirm that Bahraini Authorities Exploited Covid-19 Pandemic to Restrict Religious Freedoms during Ashura Season
Three Bahraini human rights organizations issued a statement in which they expressed their concern about the Bahraini government's exploitation of the Covid-19 pandemic to restrict the religious freedoms of Shia citizens during 2021 Ashura season.
Sheikh Al-Daihi: Closure of Al-Zahraa Mosque, Restrictions on Ashura Rituals Deemed Blatant Violation against Values, Rituals
Al-Wefaq deputy Secretary-General Sheikh Hussein Al-Daihi condemned the closure of Al-Zahraa Mosque in Hamad Town and restrictions practiced by the authorities against Ashura rituals, considering this "a blatant violation against rituals and freedoms".
Cassation Court Upholds One-Year Jail Term against Sheikh Abdulmohsen Al-Jamri over Religious Lecture
The Cassation Court upheld on Monday (August 24, 2020) upheld a one-year jail term against Shiite cleric Sheikh Abdulmohsen Mulla Atiya Al-Jamri over a religious lecture he delivered on the onset of 2020.
In Televised Speech on Ashura Occasion: Al-Daihi Stresses on Patience until Achieving Demands, Calls for Commemorating Ashura under Health Restrictions
Al-Wefaq deputy Secretary-General, Sheikh Hussein Al-Daihi, stressed what he dubbed "Strategic Patience" in order to achieve demands, confirming that "the people of Bahrain are a school for positive patience associated with work throughout their political history, and their movement will end with victory and achieving the great goals they are seeking."
2018: King Closes Obsequy Center in Al-Malikiya, Government Targets Shiite Rituals in Ashura
Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa became irritated during the Ashura season this year once again. However, this time he closed down a Ma’tam (obsequies) — Shiite center in which religious occasions are commemorated, namely Ashura.
27 Citizens Detained for 15 Days for Performing Prayers on Eve of 10th of Muharram in Manama
A number of activists reported on Twitter that the Bahraini Public Prosecution issued a warrants ordering the detention of 27 Bahraini citizens for 15 days pending investigation.
Capital Secretariat Targets Ashura Foodstands, Orders their Removal
The Inspection Department at the Secretariat of the capital Manama announced that owners of Ashura-related food stands are violating the law, and placed notices ordering the removal of these food stands or else the Secretariat will remove them itself.
Hezbollah SG in Ashura Speech: The World Needs to be Reminded of Wise, Oppressed Leader; Sheikh Isa Qassim
Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah confirmed that the Arab and Islamic world bear responsibility of the oppression that the people of Bahrain are subjected to, at a time when Manama opens the door for normalizations with the Zionists.
Bahraini Security Forces Attack Protestors in Nuwaidrat after Ashura Mourning Procession
Bahraini security forces attacked demonstrators who staged a protest following a Ashura mourning procession in Nuwaidrat, south of the capital Manama on Saturday (October 24, 2015).