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Shiites in Bahrain are barred from praying

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SHAFAQNA - Under international law freedom of religion remains a principle no nation can, in theory at least, violate without fear of serious repercussions. And yet, country such as Bahrain have defied and defiled such law more times than anyone…

Bahrain’s religious scholars call on Manama to cancel death sentences against civilians

SHAFAQNA - Bahrain’s religious scholars called on Manama to annul Monday’s verdict by the kingdom’s military court, which sentenced six civilians to death. The religious body also demanded that the regime stop trying civilians before…

UN experts call on Manama to ensure Sheikh Isa Qassim’s rights are respected

SHAFAQNA - Four UN experts called on Manama to ensure that Sheikh Isa Qassim’s human rights are fully respected. The experts welcomed the news that the senior Shiite cleric had been transferred to hospital but expressed concern over the…

Bahraini shiite cleric accuses Manama of slowly killing of Ayatollah Isa Qassim

SHAFAQNA - A leading Bahraini Shiite cleric called on Manama to lift the house arrest on Bahrain’s highest religious authority, Ayatollah Isa Qassim, and allow him to receive desperately needed medical care. Speaking to the media in Beirut…

Bahraini rights groups appeal to International community over Manama’s abuses against detainees

SHAFAQNA - Bahraini rights groups called on international organizations, UN (AhlulBayt News Agency) - Special Rapporteurs, and member states of the UN Human Rights Council to seek “unconditional access” to Bahrain’s detention facilities…

Bahraini Police Attack Peaceful Rally near Manama

SHAFAQNA - Police in Bahrain clashed with protesters who took to the streets in the Bahraini village of Sanabis in response to a call by the Persian Gulf country’s opposition groups for a rally days after execution of three young activists…

Bahraini Regime Troops Target Shia Religious Events

SHAFAQNA- The Bahraini regime troops targeted on Monday a number of religious events organized by the Muslim Shia in Sanabes, destroying a  according to eyewitnesses. The regime troops destroyed a lot of equipment used to serve food to…

Travel ban of human rights defender Nabeel Rajab must be overturned - NGOs in letter to Bahrain King

SHAFAQNA - To King of Bahrain, Minister of Interior, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Permanent Mission of Bahrain to the UN in Geneva Your Majesty, We, the undersigned NGOs, call on the Bahraini authorities to lift the arbitrary travel…

Sheikh Ali Salman is denied access in Bahrain

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SHAFAQNA - Sheikh Ali Salman, Secretary General of Al Wefaq National Islamic Society, said he is being denied right to discussion with his legal representatives as his appeal approaches on 14th October 2015. The court and prison administration…