Prosecution Refers Shiite Cleric to Trial over Charge of Defaming the Caliphs
The Public Prosecution referred a Shiite cleric to trial over charge of defaming the Caliphs while delivering a religious sermon.
Court Sentences Cleric to Prison for Insulting Umayyad Caliph Yazid bin Muawiyah, Claims “Yazid was True Muslim”
Bahraini court sentenced cleric to six months in prison for “using offensive terms against Yazid bin Muawiyah”, the Umayyad ruler who killed the grandson of Prophet Muhammad.
Reuters: Tillerson Raps Some U.S. Allies for Religious Freedom Violations, Slams IS
U.S. allies including Saudi Arabia and Bahrain did not uphold principles of religious freedom in 2016, while Islamic State has carried out "genocide" against religious minorities, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday.
Ayatollah Isa Qassim, Reminiscent of Sheikh Khalaf at the King’s Palace
The emergence of Sheikh Isa Qassim as a unifying leader and as high authority of the Shia in Bahrain is reminiscent of the role of Sheikh Khalaf Al-Asfour, and is perceived by the authorities as a threat of history repeating itself.
Crown Prince's Meeting with Sheikh Isa Qassim: The Project that Failed to Win over Shia Citizens by Rentier State Theory
The meeting between the Crown Prince and Sheikh Qassim in October 2002 also seemed that it did not succeed in containing the Shiite sect by rentier state accords.
New Plan for Bahrain-Backed Mosque in Finland Raises Fears of “Wahhabism” Spread
Middle East Eye published a report revealing plans for building a new mosque in the Finnish capital Helsinki, with Bahraini funding. The report noted that this plan raised a lot of concerns of spreading extremist Wahhabi beliefs in the area.
First Woman on Trial in Saudi over Shiite Protests
The trial has begun in Saudi Arabia of the first woman accused of involvement in protests in a Shiite-majority area of the kingdom, a newspaper reported Tuesday.
AFP: Bahrain Police Disperse Shiite Protesters
Police in Bahrain used tear gas and buckshot Wednesday to disperse protesters who took to the streets following prayers for three Shiites executed over a deadly bombing, witnesses said.
The Long Scenario of Death
January 15, 2017 had a bloody beginning and ended with immense heartache. Perhaps the Bahraini people should now be more concerned about the rest of the political prisoners sentenced to death.
Abbas Al-Samie from Arrest until Execution (Timeline)
Commenting on the death sentence issued against him, Abbas Al-Samie’ stressed: “It is mere ink on paper since it was issued by a court that lacks justice and integrity.”
AFP: 10 on the Run after Attack on Bahrain Jail
Armed men on Sunday attacked a prison in Bahrain where Shiites convicted over anti-government protests are held, killing one policeman and allowing 10 inmates to escape, the interior ministry said.
Appeals Court Commutes Mulla Habib Al-Dirazi’s Prison term to 6 Months over Diraz Assembly Case
Lawyer Sadiq Al-Dirazi said that the second criminal “appeals” court amended the one-year prison term against Mulla Habib Al-Dirazi making it 6 months only.
Salam Documents 199 Violations During Ashura, Highest Rate since 4 Years
Salam for Democracy and Human Rights issued a special report about the violations practiced against the Shia majority in Bahrain during Ashura this year.
Six Life Sentences against Defendants Charged with Attempting to Bomb Town
A Bahraini court ruled life imprisonment sentences against 6 Shiite citizens, whom it accused of attempting to bomb the town of Maamir, southeast of Manama.
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.
Bahrain's Ruling Family: There’s No Shame in Insulting Our People
Deputy Public Security Head Khalifa bin Ahmad Al Khalifa decided to deactivate his Instagram account, following scandal that involved him insulting Shiite citizens of his country.
Marc Owen Jones: Saudi Propaganda Flooded Twitter with Over Million Fake Accounts, Demonising Sheikh Isa Qassim & Bahraini Opposition
Marc Owen Jones writes about his “discovery of thousands of fake twitter accounts polluting hashtags around Persian Gulf with anti-Shia and anti-Iranian propaganda.”
Authorities Continue to Ban Largest Friday Prayer in Diraz
The Bahraini authorities have continued to prevent the Shia majority from performing their largest Friday prayer in the Imam Al-Sadiq mosque in Diraz for the 15th consecutive week.
Photos: Mass Protest in Diraz Condemning Prevention of Largest Shiite Prayer
Protestors took to the street in mass protest after Friday prayer, condemning the prevention of Shia majority from holding their largest Friday prayer in the Imam Al-Sadiq mosque.
Bahrain’s Top Shia Clerics: Jaafari Personal Status Law Won’t Ensure Abiding by Shia Tenets
Prominent Shia clerics in Bahrain strongly criticized issuance of personal status law for followers of Shiite sect without approval of Shia religious authority.