Two-Year Prison Term Handed down to Head of Highest Shiite Religious Institution in Bahrain

2016-09-01 - 4:52 ص

Bahrain Mirror: A Bahraini court sentenced on Wednesday (August 31, 2016) Shiite cleric Sayed Majeed Al-Mashaal, the head of the highest Shia religious institution in the country, to two years in prison over charges of leading the Diraz open sit-in protest.

The authorities had arrested Al-Mashaal at the end of last month, as he was accused of calling people to rally outside the Bahraini Shia spiritual leader Sheikh Isa Qassim's house in Diraz. This followed a decree issued by King Hamad bin Isa l Khalifa, stripping Sheikh Qassim of his nationality.

Al-Mashaal is facing another trial over charges of inciting hatred against the regime.

Arabic Version    

التعليقات المنشورة لا تعبر بالضرورة عن رأي الموقع

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