27-09-2021 09:54 PM Jerusalem Timing

Bahraini Regime Arrests Senior Cleric amid Continuous Crackdown on Shia

Bahraini Regime Arrests Senior Cleric amid Continuous Crackdown on Shia

Bahraini regime forces have arrested another senior Shia cleric on Saturday as AL-Khalifa regime goes ahead with its crackdown on the Shia majority in the country.

Bahraini regime forces have arrested another senior Shia cleric on Saturday as AL-Khalifa regime goes ahead with its crackdown on the Shia majority in the country.

Regime forces raided the house of arrested the head of Muslim Scholars Council, Sayyed Majid Mashaal and arrested him.Sayyed Majid Meshaal

On January 29, 2014, a Bahraini court decided to dissolve the council, which includes a number of prominent Bahraini Shia scholars, and ordered the liquidation of its assets.

Bahrain’s Islamic Scholars Council was founded in 2004 under the leadership of prominent Bahraini Shia religious scholar Sheikh Issa Qassem.

Sheikh Qassem himself has been stripped of his citizenship and is being tried at a court over trumped-up charges.

Earlier on July 24, Bahraini forces arrested two Shia clergymen, identified as Sayyed Yassin al-Mousawi and Sheikh Jassim al-Kayyat, over their participation in a sit-in outside the residence of Sheikh Qassim to denounce the regime’s decision to revoke his citizenship.

Since February 14, 2011, thousands of anti-regime protesters have held numerous demonstrations in Bahrain on an almost daily basis, calling on the Al Khalifah rulers to relinquish power.