Sheikh Al-Mansi Sentenced to Year in Prison over Unlicensed Prayer

2016-05-25 - 9:51 م

A Bahraini court sentenced on Tuesday (May 24, 2016) Shiite cleric Sheikh Mohammad Al-Mansi, who was arrested last month over charges of leading prayers without a license, to one year in prison.

Sheikh Al-Mansi is well-known for his efforts, following up the cases of about 40 mosques demolished by the authorities as part of a retaliatory campaign launched against Bahrainis calling for democracy.

The Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society stressed that Al-Mansi "is one of the prominent clerics in Bahrain," considering his arrest to be "a provoking and unacceptable action that reveals the systematic targeting of Shiite clerics."

Arabic Version

التعليقات المنشورة لا تعبر بالضرورة عن رأي الموقع

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