Bahrainis hold demos in solidarity with Sheikh Qassim

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Bahrain
Monday, 09 January 2017


Scores of people have held separate protests in Bahrain to support prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim and condemn the ongoing crackdown on pro-democracy activists.

Demonstrations were staged in the northwestern village of Diraz, where the cleric’s home is located, Bilad al-Qadeem, a suburb of the capital, Manama, and the northern villages of al-Qadam and Abu Saiba on Saturday.

Protesters, carrying images of Sheikh Qassim and a number of jailed activists, chanted slogans against the ruling Al Khalifah regime. They also called on the Manama regime to clarify the fate of a number of political detainees who are deprived of meeting their families and relatives.

Sheikh Qassim is the spiritual leader of Bahrain’s dissolved opposition bloc, the al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, who was stripped of his citizenship on June last year over accusations that he used his position to serve foreign interests and promote "sectarianism" and "violence." He has denied the allegations.

The religious leader has been imprisoned ever since. Judicial authorities summon him to periodical trials, which they keep postponing on the grounds that they have not arrived at a definitive verdict concerning his charges.

Demonstrators in Diraz also expressed strong dissent over the regime’s decision to cut internet connections and cellular coverage in the village for the past six months.

Rating: 5 Read 100 times

Leave a comment

Shia Genocide Report 2016

Shia Genocide Report 2016 - Shia Killing in Pakistan 2016

Fall of ISIS in Aleppo

Halab Syria - News

Featured Video

Like our Facebook

Dailymotion

Connet With Us

Largest Portal of Shia News from allover the World | Pakistan News - Iran News - Resistance News - Saudi Arabia News

 

Contact Us

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: http://www.shiitenews.org

JoomShaper