2 Years on his Arrest, Bahraini Opposition Leader Confirms Steadiness in Struggle for Democracy
On the 2nd year anniversary of his arrest, Bahraini opposition leader, al-Wefaq Society Secretary General Sheikh Ali Salman, confirmed his steadiness in his struggle for democracy, praising the sacrifices of the Bahraini people.
Qom Hawza Denounces Bahraini Security Authorities’ Attack on Surrounding of Sheikh Isa Qassim’s House
The Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom condemned the actions taken by the Bahraini authorities against Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim and Bahrainis.
Case of Prominent Shiite Cleric Bashar al-A’li Scheduled for Trial Feb. 7
The first Minor Criminal Court scheduled February 7, 2016, to rule the sentence in the case of prominent Shiite cleric, Sheikh Bashar al-A’li, accused of insulting The Council of Representatives through an Instagram post.
HR Activist: Shiite Cleric Harassed in Jaw Prison for Performing Congregational Prayer
: Human rights activist Zainab Al-Khamis said that the security authorities in Jaw Central Prison dealt “impolitely” with the prominent Shiite cleric Sheikh Mohammad al-Mansi who is serving one-year jail term over performing prayers “without a license from the Jaafaria Endowments (Waqf)”.
Court Hands down 3-Month Jail Term to Sheikh Isa Al-Moamen
Bahrain’s minor court handed down on Thursday (November 24, 2016) 3-month jail term to Imam of Al-Kheif mosque Sheikh Isa Al-Moamen over inciting hatred against the regime and set 500 BD as bail to stop the execution of the sentence.
WikiLeaks: Sheikh Isa Qassim’s Ashura Sermon in 2009 & Account of Iranian Envoy to Manama (Part 6)
The US Embassy continued to follow up commemoration rites of Ashura steadily, particularly the central address delivered during the religious occasion.
Sheikhs al-Shehabi and al-Zaki Appeals Trial Adjourned Until Dec. 6
The Bahraini Appeals Court adjourned the trial of prominent clerics Sheikh Mohammad Jawad al-Shehabi, and Sheikh Fadel al-Zaki until December 6, 2016.
Al-Khawaja’s 2009 Ashura Speech: “The Ruling Gang” in US Cable and Justin Gengler’s Book (Part 5)
HR Activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja’s oration didn’t only attract the attention of political researchers like Justin Gengler but was also focus of US Embassy’s cable in 2009.
An Accused in Sheikh Hassan Isa’s Case Says his Confessions were Extracted under Torture
A suspect accused in political cases denied before the fourth high criminal court that Sheikh Hassan Isa had funded him to make terrorist acts, detonate or kill policemen.
Court Adjourns Sheikh Isa Al-Moamen’s Verdict Until November 24
Bahrain’s Minor Criminal Court adjourned the case of Shiite cleric and Imam of Al-Kheif Mosque Sheikh Isa Al-Moamen and decided to issue its verdict in his case on November 24.
Sheikh Hani Al-Banaa Accused of Inciting Hatred against Regime Based on Lecture he Delivered in Ashura
The prominent Shiite cleric Sheikh Hani Al-Banaa said that the authorities charged him with “inciting hatred against the regime and disobedience of law” based on a lecture he delivered in Ashura.
Opposition Figures from Jaw Prison Confirm Necessity of Popular Movement
A number of detained Shiite clerics in the Central Jaw Prison, said that introducing the personal status law by the authorities aims at “weakening the opposition, and pressuring it to abandon its legitimate demands and its popular movement.”
Bahrain Forum Describes Charges Against Sheikh al-Bana’ as Vexatious, Demands his Immediate Release
The Bahrain Forum for Human Rights considered the charges addressed against prominent Shiite cleric, Sheikh Hani al-Bana’ “vexatious, and come in the context of consolidating the sectarian persecution status, and political revenge against the Muslim Shiite scholars in Bahrain.”
Authorities Detain Shiite Cleric Sheikh Hani Al-Banaa for 15 Days Pending Investigation, Accuse him of “Inciting Hatred against Regime”
Bahrain’s Public Prosecution decided on Monday (October 31, 2016) to detain the prominent Shiite cleric Sheikh Hani Al-Banaa for 15 days after accusing him of inciting hatred against the regime and disobedience of law.
Government Advocate Brings Lawsuit against Deputy S-G of Al-Wefaq Sheikh Hussein Al-Daihi
Social media accounts that have close ties with the authorities said that Saleh Al-Khanna submitted a complaint against Sheikh Hussein Al-Daihi over "his speech in Ashura that included inciting hatred against the regime, stirring up sectarianism and sectarian discrimination among people.
Court Hands down Life Sentences to Suspects, Revokes Citizenships of 15 over "Establishing Terrorist Group"
A Bahraini court issued on Thursday (October 27, 2016) harsh sentences against 15 dissident accused of establishing a terrorist group; a charge the authorities usually bring against opposition activists.
Sheikh Jamil al-A’li Released After Arrest While Entering Diraz
The Bahraini authorities released on Wednesday (October 26, 2016), Shiite cleric Sheikh Jamil al-A’li, after having arrested him while entering the town of Diraz.
Sheikh Isa Al-Moamen’s Trial Adjourned until November 7 for Pleading
The Minor Criminal Court adjourned on Monday (October 24, 2016) the trial of Shiite cleric and Imam of Al-Kheif Mosque Sheikh Isa Al-Moamen until November 7 for pleading.
Muharraq Police Summons Sheikh Bashar al-A’li for Investigations Tomorrow
The Bahraini security forces summoned Shiite cleric and preacher, Sheikh Bashar al-A’li for investigations tomorrow.
Al-Budai Police station Raises New Charges against Sheikh Al-Jamri Following Prosecution’s Decision to Release him
Al-Budai police station brought new charges on Tuesday (October 18, 2016) against Shiite cleric Sheikh Abdulmohsen Al-Jamri to hinder the public prosecution’s decision to release him.