After Ashura Violations, Hamad bin Isa Receives Hussainya Processions Authority
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa received on Tuesday (October 18, 2016) the Hussainya Processions Authority, led by its chairman Ahmed Mohsen bin Salloum, marking the end of the Ashoora rituals, according to Bahrain News Agency (BNA).
Bahraini King: Bahrain Has Human Dignity Safeguarded, Rituals Protected
Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa said that his country is “the country where the rule of law is supreme, human dignity is safeguarded and rituals are protected.”
Bahrain Allows Coptic to Build Second Church in Manama
Coptic Orthodox priest Royce George, engaged in the pastoral care of the Orthodox Coptic community in Bahrain, has confirmed the donation of land by King Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa for the construction of the second Coptic church in the Kingdom, Fibes reported.
Wa’ad on Ashura: Religious Freedoms are Protected by International Charters
The National Democratic Action Society “Wa’ad” praised the Bahraini people and Islamic world on Ashura and said he greatest lesson learned is to adhere to national unity, confront the systematic division schemes and block the way before those who plan division between the sons of one nation.
Thousands Perform Central Ashura Prayers in Manama Despite Authority Ban
Thousands of Bahraini Muslim Shiites performed Ashura prayers in the capital Manama, despite authorities’ ban on the central prayers Shiites are accustomed to performing on the ninth day of Muharram, marking the eve of Imam Hussein bin Ali’s martyrdom. Thousands of Bahraini Muslim Shiites performed Ashura prayers in the capital Manama, despite authorities’ ban on the central prayers Shiites are accustomed to performing on the ninth day of Muharram, marking the eve of Imam Hussein bin Ali’s martyrdom.
Authorities Release Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman, Ask him to Return to Police Station to Finish Interrogation
The Bahraini authorities released on Monday (October 10, 2016) Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman, Head of Religious Freedom Unit in the Bahrain Human Rights Observatory (BHRO), after 6 hours of interrogation.
Al-Asheeri: Dismounted Patrols Wander Al-Dair Village, Ask for IDs of People Working in Obsequies
The resigned MP and political activist Ali Al-Asheeri demanded to stop the dismounted patrols that wander Al-Dair village and ask the citizens to present their IDs.
Sheikh Al-Mahrous Forced to Attend Court, Declines Lawyer Appointed by Justice Ministry
Prominent Shiite cleric Sheikh Hussein al-Mahrous refused for second time to be tried over Khums religious Shiite obligation.
HRW: Bahrain Recklessly Fanning Flames of Sectarianism by Targeting Shia Clerics
Human Rights Watch said that the Bahraini authorities are “targeting Shia clerics in a systematic campaign of harassment that violates their rights to freedom of assembly and speech, and to religious freedom.”
HRF: Washington should Call on Manama to Drop Charges against Sheikh Al-Salman and Dr. Al-Dirazi
Human Rights First said in a statement on the Internet that “the U.S. government should speak out on behalf of both these men (Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman and Dr. Taha Al-Dirazi) and call for the charges against them to be dropped.”
Rally held outside Imam Al-Sadiq Mosque after Authorities Banned Friday Prayer for 5th Consecutive Week
For the fifth consecutive week, the authorities have banned the Imam of Friday prayer from entering Diraz to perform the prayers, which made worshipers perform their prayers separately (without being led by the Imam).
Authorities Detain Preacher within Campaign against Shiite Clerics
The Bahraini authorities detained on Sunday (August 14, 2016) the preacher Hani Basira after summoning him for interrogation within a wide campaign against Shiite clerics.
UN Rapporteur Very Concerned by Bahraini Authorities’ Summoning of Sheikh Maytham al-Salman
United Nations Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai expressed deep concern about Bahraini security authorities’ summoning of Sheikh Maytham al-Salman.
AP: 12 Held for Bahrain Demonstrations Near Shiite Cleric's Home
Bahrain's state-run news agency says 12 people have been detained and charged with ...
Shiite Clerics in Bahrain Under Arrest, Constant Targeting of Authorities
Bahraini authorities have been increasing its targeting of Shiite clerics; as over 15 clerics are serving prison sentences, including life imprisonment.
Regime Forces Block Entries to Houra Cemetery before Mourners of Martyr Al-Hayiki
Bahrain’s Interior Ministry deployed more troops in the Bahraini capital Manama, and closed all entrances leading to the “Houra” cemetery.
Bahraini Authorities Summon 3 Prominent Shiite Clerics for Interrogation
Bahraini authorities continued its brutal campaign against the Shiite-majority in the country, summoning three prominent Shiite clerics for interrogation.
Photos: Mass Protest in Diraz Condemning Prevention of Shia’s Largest Friday Prayer
Hundreds of Bahrainis took part in mass protest around Diraz, condemning preventing worshipers and Imam of Al-Sadiq mosque from entering Diraz to perform Friday prayers.
Bahrain: Sheikh Mohammad Jawad Al-Shihabi Arrested
Bahraini authorities arrested on Thursday (August 4, 2016) prominent Shiite cleric Mohammad Jawad al-Shihab
Appeal Court Upholds 1-Year Jail Term against Sheikh Mohammad Al-Mansi
Bahraini court upheld on July 31, 2016, a one-year jail term against the cleric Sheikh Mohammad Al-Mansi, who is in charge of the demolished mosques' file at the Ulama Islamic Council.